Elizabeth Peirson Freese

April 6, 2023
White Dove
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Elizabeth Peirson Freese, born in 1928, was the daughter of Elizabeth Gaston Holt  Peirson and Nathaniel Dunn Peirson. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Betty worked as the Women’s Page editor of the Raleigh Times in North Carolina.   Years later, upon completion of her Master of  Library Science Degree at Syracuse University , she worked as the librarian at the Manlius Public Library; and later, at the Marcus Whitman High School.

Betty, along with her husband Howard, also enjoyed operating Lakeview Farm Bed & Breakfast for 14 years and traveling to various European countries, as well as New Zealand and Taiwan. 

Betty was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, The Valley Garden Club, and The Interrogation Club. 

Betty enjoyed gardening and reading and especially being with her many friends and family which include Maggie and Neil Atkins, Bill and Margaret Freese and their daughters Alice and Fen, and Liz Reeve and her daughter Emma.  Betty was predeceased by her husband Howard.

Thank you to the staff at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center for their compassionate and loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, Inc., 144 Mill Street, Canandaigua, NY  14424.  In keeping with her wishes, no calling hours or services will be held.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Freese Family.


Rob and Cyndi Robbins from Canandaigua on Apr. 14, 2023

Dear Bill and Maggie,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet lady. We wish you God’s peace and happy memories of the years you had with her.
Best regards,
Rob and Cyndi

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