Obituaries

Betty Mahaffey, age 81, passed away on December 24, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Betty is survived by her husband, John Mahaffey, and their children, John Mahaffey (Sylvia), Ken Mahaffey (Nancy), Katie Roberts (Ian) and Laura Moyer (David), as well as their nine grandchildren; Julia, Daniel, Hannah, Sarah, Caroline, Jake, Kate, Josie and Declan. Betty was born on March 11, 1934 in Escambia County, Florida. Her parents were Mildred and Leonard Havel of Silverhill, Alabama.
She graduated from City Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile, Alabama and embarked on a successful career as a registered nurse. During nurse’s training, Betty met a young Naval cadet named John Mahaffey and after a three year courtship, they married on June 30, 1956. After making homes in California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia, they settled into retirement in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Marion Annette Elliott, who always went by Annette, was born on June 29, 1939 in Hopewell, Va., the only child of the late Charles Payne Elliott and Mildred Annette Wells of Virginia. Annette attended public schools in Virginia, where she graduated from George Washington High School in 1957, and later attended Anne Arundel Community College.
She worked for the Department of the Army at the Pentagon before leaving to start a family. She moved to the Annapolis area in 1964 and enjoyed a successful career with the state of Maryland.
She married Richard Lee Downs, who died in 2001. After her husband’s death, she moved to Grasonville, Md. before moving to Florida in 2013.
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Doris Bode Meyer of Lake Monticello, Va., and previously of Westwood, N.J., passed away on Dec. 15, 2015 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va.
Doris was born on July 30, 1940 in the Bronx, New York. Her parents were Dora and Heins Bode.
Doris was raised in the Bronx until the age of 12, when her family moved to Yonkers, New York. While in Yonkers, Doris was active in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, where she met, and eventually married her husband, Herbert E. Meyer, on August 29, 1964. They were together for 44 years and lived in Westwood, New Jersey where they were active in Zion Lutheran Church, eventually retiring to Lake Monticello, Va. in 1993.
Doris was a graduate of Yonkers High School, Bergen Community College, Ramapo College, and Rutgers University. Doris utilized her education as a professional social worker to help developmentally disabled individuals while employed at Spectrum for Living in Closter, N.J.
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Bea passed away at home in Lake Monticello, Va. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
Born in New York City on April 6, 1932, Bea was the second of four daughters born to Helen and David Brown, who both had emigrated from Ireland.
Bea first met her husband of nearly 62 years, Richard T. Moore (Dick), in 1946, when she was 14 years old. They married on February 28, 1954 and had two children, Carol and David. Bea and Dick moved from New York City to Selden, New York, in 1966 and retired to Lake Monticello in 1993.
Bea is survived by her husband and children; son-in-law, Jonathan Fisher; daughter-in-law, Susan Moore; grandchildren, Kevin and Nicole Moore; step-grandchildren, Colin and Gavin Fisher; and more than a dozen nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bea’s life and internment of her ashes will be held in May 2016.
Bea loved animals, and most especially her treasured pets Pinky, Boots, Cookie and Muffin. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to a no-kill animal shelter or to the ASPCA.
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home handled arrangements. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com

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Joseph Vincent Favia Jr., 81, of Lake Monticello, passed away Tuesday evening, December 8, 2015 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
He was born on December 26, 1933 in Hackensack, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph V. Favia Sr. and Pauline (Arenge) Favia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine (Demmie) Favia and a brother, Charles Favia.
Mr. Favia worked for many years as a carpenter before transitioning into major construction. He retired in 1991 as Facilities Manager for City Federal Savings and Loan Bank in New Jersey. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957 and was in the Corps of Engineers where he helped to repair runways for the Air Force in England. He was also stationed in Germany and France.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and was a member of several hunt clubs in Pennsylvania. He also enjoyed gardening and playing poker.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Birle) Favia of Lake Monticello; two daughters, Paulette Grimm and husband, Russell of Glenwood, New Jersey and Kathleen Favia of Hamburg, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Christina DeShields and husband, Keith of Bridgewater, New Jersey and Russell Grimm of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; a brother, Richard Add a comment

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