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Betty Marie Connors Guenther

Betty Marie Connors Guenther

August 28, 1929 - June 22, 2020     Age: 90

Betty Connors Guenther, 90, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Osprey Village.

She was the daughter of the late William and Mary McGrath Connors and was born in Camden, NJ.

Mrs. Guenther was a homemaker. She was also very involved in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  Her experience with juvenile onset diabetes led her to volunteer in many capacities, including leadership positions.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William Edward Guenther in 2010.

She leaves behind her children, Linda Conklin and her husband, Doug of Ranch Murietta, CA, Gregory Guenther and his wife, Victoria of Savannah, GA, William Guenther and his wife, Gail of Fernandina Beach, Lisa McKenty of Neptune, NJ and Bruce Guenther and his wife, Nan Marie of Tinton Falls, NJ; her seven grandchildren, Christine, Catherine, Eric, Anna, Will, Laura and Caitlin and her great grandchild, Launa.

There are no local services planned. She will be laid to rest with her husband as part of a family service in New Jersey in the future.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Osprey Village and the staff at Live Long. Mrs. Guenther’s life was better for the extensive and compassionate care she received and her family will be forever grateful.

In her memory, the family asks she be remembered by donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 Vessey Street, 28th Floor, New York, NY  10281.

3 Condolences

  • Sherry Sutton Posted June 24, 2020 12:02 pm

    My granddaughter Bethy and all of us, her family are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

  • Jim Pensiero Posted July 5, 2020 2:56 pm

    Aunt Bett was a wonderful aunt and a loving mother and wife. I have many, many fond memories of spending great times were her, Uncle Bill, and her lovely children–Linda, Greg, Bill, Lisa and Bruce–at their home in New Jersey. Aunt Bett was a great storyteller, had an amazing sense of humor and, like her sisters (my mother, Dorothy Anne; and Aunt Mae), possessed an inner grace that could calm any situation. Aunt Bett was always kind and generous to everyone in our family and she will be greatly missed by all of us. I send my deepest sympathy to my cousins and their families.

  • Robert and Barbara Mroz Posted July 7, 2020 12:10 pm

    We were honored to spend some time with Betty when she moved to Amelia Island recently. Truly an elegant and delightful woman. She must have been a wonderful Mother. Our hearts go out to the family. Take care.

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