Elizabeth (Beth) Niro, 55, of Bloomingdale, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home.
Beth was born in Tupper Lake on Sept. 30, 1963. She was the daughter of Francis and Isabelle (Sweet) Callaghan.
Beth married Luc Niro on March 27, 1999. He predeceased her Feb. 19, 2013.
Beth, as she strongly preferred to be called, was a spitfire. She was born with a cleft pallet and had many surgeries over the first years of her life which contributed in forming her strength and spirited attitude toward life She made her presence known always and one couldn’t help but be attracted to her outgoing spirit.
She loved her cats from the first, Precious, to the last, Molly. She loved to read, shop, and be with her family and friends. She loved everything Disney and loved movies. She would travel and was ready to go with every opportunity presented. She had made many friends over the years and continued to gain them whenever she could. Her love for her extended family, our cousins, was vast. She enjoyed her Irish heritage and loved her green decorations.
Her neighbors and the staff at Overlook Apartments in Bloomingdale were such a blessing. They were people she relied on and the family is grateful for the support and friendship they provided to her daily. She was blessed, as was her family, to have a wonderful support system in the community programs offered through North Star Industries to which Beth belonged. Family members are also grateful for all of the people who worked with her over the years. She had many staff work with her but her most recent, Candy Callaghan, was a standout and the family members want to say a public thank you to her for going above and beyond to help our sister and aunt. “We will miss our youngest sibling, no holiday or family gathering will be the same without her.”
She is survived by four sisters: Maureen Callaghan of Saranac Lake, Shirley (Zeb) Clark Vance of Mt. Dora, Florida, Kathleen Leamont of Kingston, Pennsylvania and Colleen (Todd) King of Tupper Lake; three brothers: W. Randy Stringham of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Timothy Callaghan of Tupper Lake and Peter Callaghan of Lake Clear; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one brother, A. Patrick Callaghan.
Calling hours took place on Friday, March 22 at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A memorial service immediately followed at the funeral home with the Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will take place in St. Bernard Cemetery in Saranac Lake in the spring.
Friends wishing to remember Elizabeth Niro may make memorial contributions to North Star Industries in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeough-funeralhome.com.