Betty T. Hupp (Torrey)

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Rochester, NY, passed away on February 20th, 2015, at 88 years of age.  She lived a full life, rich in many, many friendships, and the love of those she brought into her family.

Trained as a nurse at Syracuse University School of Nursing, she worked for several local agencies…Hillside Children’s Center, Monroe County Health Department, Project Headstart, Threshold Center, Rochester City School District, and Easter Seals Respite Care (to name just some). She continued to work, part time, for Easter Seals, until the time of her death.

Not content to limit her contributions, she was an active volunteer: Monroe Avenue Methodist Church, Rochester Psychiatric Center, Monroe Developmental Center/Monroe Players, Western New York Child Care Council, Parents Anonymous, and–most recently–MC Correctional Center-Henrietta.

Although her passion was helping others, Betty had time for friends, an extended (and eclectic) family, reading, walking, and daily exercise. She was a loyal fan of the “Amerks” Hockey Team, and “Watkins Rapiers” musical group.

Many people adopted themselves into her life, and she embraced them with equal love and acceptance.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Hupp.  She is (most immediately) survived by Robert Hupp, John Simmons, Terry Allen, MaRina Simmons, Thomas Jürgens, and Harold Torrey; and additionally, by all who were touched by her warmth and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s name may be made to “Easter Seals Respite Care Program,” 103 White Spruce Blvd, Rochester, NY 14623.

A Celebration of Betty’s Life will be held on 13 June, 2015. (Please email for specific information).

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

4 Condolences

  1. Audrey and Mark Balonek on March 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Betty , there are certain people on the face of this earth that truly leave an impact on those they meet . You are definitely one of those people and you have taught me many valuable lessons that I can take with me on my journey through life . I truly love you and I am “hugging”you in spirit . Until we meet again ……. Audrey

  2. Craig Johnson on March 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Betty brought immeasurable hope, vitality and love into the Monroe Correctional Facility. She left a deep and meaningful impression on many of the men that she volunteered with, and provided a unique and meaningful group interaction with those who have made significant mistakes and who were seeking change and improvement. We all loved Betty and miss her a great deal already. God bless.

  3. MJ on March 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    You were my best Client. Very friendly and loving. I’ll miss you. R.I.p.

  4. Eugene Dickerson on January 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Will be missed luv you

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