Elizabeth (Betty) Kiley (Leary), 88 of Vestal, died peacefully in her home on January 8, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Since being diagnosed with lymphoma in September, she showed great courage and always kept her positive attitude. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Robert E. Kiley in 1988; her parents, Matthew and Violet Leary; her siblings, Sadie, Marie, Patricia, Helen, and Thomas. She is survived by her two children, Colleen Kiley and her husband Peter Orville, Vestal, Robert J. Kiley and his wife Denise, Bella Vista, AR; her grandchildren, Devin Moberg (Nicole), Vestal, Austin Kiley, Vestal, Jacob Orville (Stacey), Cleveland, OH, James Kiley (Stacy) Taipei, Taiwan, Kyle Kiley, Bella Vista, AR; great-grandchildren, Alex & Sasha Moberg, Owen & Chase Orville, Kyra Kiley; her brother, William Leary, Port Orange, FL; sister-in-law, Minnie Leary, Conklin; and very special friend, Jack Daughton and his family, Rob (Carol) and Carol (Tom) and their children. She is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces, including one special niece, Peggy Leary. Betty had many lifelong friends, including Eleanor Maume, Marg Baumgartner, and Peggy Haines. Betty was born on September 26, 1922 in Binghamton, NY. During her early years she lived in many neighborhoods in Binghamton and also spent time on her family's farm on Jensen Rd. in Vestal. She graduated from St. Paul's High School, married her high school sweetheart, and worked as a bookkeeper at Link. Betty was proud of her Irish heritage, her father having emigrated from Enniscorthy, Ireland. She loved life and had a vivacious personality and a beautiful smile. People who met Betty always remarked on how young she looked. She and her husband spent some time living in Germany and traveled in Europe, and they loved their many years on Oquaga Lake. Betty loved to dance, tap dancing for the USO during WWII, and continued to tap dance until she was almost 80 years old. Betty was an avid reader and among other things enjoyed crocheting, painting, playing cards and water aerobics. Betty was a long-time member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vestal. She was a very generous person and helped care for many people during her lifetime. Thanks to her daughter Colleen for helping her spend her final days at home. The family would also like to thank special friends and neighbors Pat Kelleher and Pat Maloney, caregiver Kim Boburka, Dr. Harris and Lourdes Hospice. A Funeral Mass will be offered 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vestal. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at The Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc., 137 Robinson St., Binghamton on Tuesday from 3 till 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Rd., Vestal, NY.