Betty Talley

(Jun 3, 1953 to Mar 7, 2012)

Betty never came to visit without food in hand and children never left her home without a treat. Her specialties were cucumber salad and boiled cookies. In the summer when her tomatoes came into abundance she became a distribution center. She loved to entertain: Halloween parties, backyard barbecues, and she donned a clown costume to bring smiles to area nursing homes. Betty the Builder could fix anything: she built a deck, changed a garage into a den and stone-faced her fireplace.rn Betty lived for the past 20 years in Swedesboro, NJ. She worked as a manager for Wawa Food Markets and was a five year member of the Presidents Club for Wawa. She was a past president of the Life Underwriter’s Assoc. In her early years she was an activities director for Martin’s Run Nursing Home.rn She is survived by her two children, Kimberly (Christopher) Galanaugh and Steven (Tracey) Talley, and the 6 grandkids she spoiled: Christopher, Ryan, Steven, Makenna, Matthew, and Kyle. Also survived by sisters, Beverly Delahunty, Barbara Perfetti and Bonnie Forbes; and her niece, Debra Brightbill. She was pre-deceased by her brother, William Townsend.rn Come celebrate 58 great years Saturday from 11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro NJ where there will be a service at 1 p.m. Donations in memory of Betty may be made to Taylor Hospital I.C.U., attn: Diane Miller, 175 East Chester Pike, Ridley Park PA 19078 or The Glenolden Youth Club, P.O. Box 7, Glenolden PA 19036. Tell a great story about Betty at

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  1. Diane and Dave Perry

    When I first starting reading Betty’s obituary, at first I was sad and then as I read more about the food, fun, and family……… A smile was on my face. Although it has been many years since we have been touch, they were exactly my memories too. Dave and I remember Betty building that deck and coming over for a bar-b-q because she wanted to show it off, as she should! Dave also did alot of work and they would talk about what was the best way to build something or fix something, while Bev and I enjoyed a cold drink and good converstion. We hold all the family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

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