In Memory of Elizabeth Jeanne Dzialo

June 6, 1948 - March 20, 2024

Resided in New Hartford, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Elizabeth Jeanne Dzialo, age 75, of New Hartford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at her family’s farm — and lifelong home — after an extended illness.

Affectionately known as Liz to her friends and Betty to her loving family, she was born in Utica on June 6, 1948, the daughter of Peter and Genevieve (Karwas).

A graduate of New Hartford High School Class of 1966, Liz went on to study Secretarial Science at MVCC, graduating in 1968. She was a proud New York State employee in the Department of Transportation for an outstanding 51 years, only just retiring in 2019.

Liz was an avid reader, consuming paperbacks and magazines by the bagful. She loved the New Hartford Public Library and fondly remembered spending time there, and she also enjoyed thrifting before it was trendy. Rain, snow and sleet couldn’t keep her away from a good BINGO game. Liz was brought no greater joy than when she spent time with her cherished family — including pets, like her beloved dog Lucy. Many New Hartford residents will warmly remember her as “The Corn Lady,” as she spent the summer months selling produce at her family’s farmstand on Oxford Road.

She is survived by her sister and best friend, Janice of New Hartford — the two were inseparable; sister-in-law, Nancy of Sauquoit; niece and God daughter, June (Aaron Sperbeck) of Whitesboro; nephew, Stephan of New Hartford; niece, Genevieve “Jenny” of New Hartford; and her “favorite person,” her great-niece, Makayla Sperbeck of Whitesboro; as well as many extended family members and friends. Liz was predeceased by her parents and brother, William “Bill,” all of New Hartford.

Per her wishes, Liz’s memorial will be private. Arrangements are with Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the New Hartford Fire Department or New Hartford Public Library in her memory.

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