Betty Reese

Obituary of Betty L. Reese

Betty L. (Blake) Pierri Reese, age 91, of Montour Falls, NY, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY.


She was born May 25, 1929 in Corning, NY to Kennett and Ethel (Wynes) Blake. Betty married Albert F. Pierri on August 14, 1950. 


She worked at the Central Hotel with Albert during the 50’s and 60’s. She loved cooking, baking, playing cards and bingo. Betty loved her family, friends, and neighbors and enjoyed spending time with them. 


She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Francis Pierri, Thomas (Diane) Pierri, Richard (Kathy) Pierri, and Robert (Judy) Merrow; daughters and son-in-law, Pamela (Stanley) Miller and Deborah Pierri; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.


Betty was predeceased by her husband, Albert F. Pierri on September 23, 1987; daughter-in-law, Joan Pierri; brothers, Herman Blake and Franklin Blake; sisters, June Coon and Dorothy Merrow; and sister-in-law Amy Blake.


There will be no services.


Betty’s family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Corning, NY. Condolences for the family can be sent to


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