Violet (Battarbee) Ancliffe

Violet Ancliffe, 94, a longtime resident of Beacon, passed away on December 9th, 2019 at the Wingate at Beacon Nursing Facility in Beacon. Violet was born May 19th, 1925, in Sleaford, England to Violet (Muxlow) and Fred Battarbee. Her mother died when she was 5, and she was raised by her grandparents in the small Village of Ruskington, England. She was married in 1946 to Victor Ancliffe, after he came back from service in World War II. Victor was literally the boy who lived next door!

Violet had little formal education but was intelligent, creative and a very capable woman. She worked at an early age to help support her grandparents, and later was a homemaker and caretaker for elders in the family. She had a strong network of women friends in her hometown of Sleaford. She volunteered in various charitable organizations, and at Rauceby Hospital pushing the tea trolley and serving snacks to patients & visitors. She came to the USA in 2006. She was an avid gardener and could knit just about anything.

She is preceded in death by her husband Victor. She has one son, Chris and a daughter in law Jessica Reisman who lives in Beacon. She has two granddaughters, Rachel Ancliffe born 1972 and Abra Ancliffe born 1976, both residents of Portland, Oregon. She loved her grandchildren very much. Violet really appreciated her caretakers, and looked forward to their daily visits. Her longtime companion, Lola the cat, was also loved and dearly missed by her.

A Memorial Gathering will be held in the near future at her home in Beacon. Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the LIBBY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-0179; To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit:

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