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Burnetta May "Betty" Shipp

May 6, 1931 - January 7, 2024

Burnetta May “Betty” (Broadbent) Shipp, 92, of Hamilton, passed away into God’s loving hands Sunday, January 7, 2024. She’s at peace now and with the Lord.

Betty was born May 6, 1931 and raised in Trenton, NJ.  She married Fredrick Shipp in 1954, and in 1956 moved to Yardville, NJ where they raised their family and lived for over 60 years.  She was a stay-at-home mother, who enjoyed her life, her family and her friends. Betty was a happy person with a wonderful sense of humor, always looking at the good side of things and ready to giggle over a cup of tea.  Her favorite hobbies include the love of doing crafts, sewing, and crocheting. In her later years she liked to travel with her close friends and had many good times doing so.

Daughter of the late George and Emma (Miller) Broadbent; she is survived by her five children, Dale Duarte and husband Steve, Terry Burrows and husband Ron, Diane Golinski and husband Karl, Kristine Jacobs and husband Clem, and her son, Fredrick Shipp, Jr and his partner Mike; her 13 grandchildren and their spouses; 27 great grandchildren; brother, Richard Broadbent; sister-in-law, Gwen Shipp, as well as many nieces and nephews, and other relatives.


A visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville. A brief prayer service will be held during that time.


The family will gather again at the funeral home on Monday, January 29, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. to process to the Brig. General Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery for a 1:00 p.m. SHARP Committal Service.


Due to floral restrictions at the military cemetery, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to or to the Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 40726, Nashville, TN 37204, or online at




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She was definitely one of God's best! I will never forget that sweet, soft-spoken voice and the biggest, kindest heart around - too many wonderful memories to count (sweet iced tea, cinnamon toast, and the best cole slaw ever are some of my favorites.) You will forever be in my heart Aunt Betty. 😇😘 (Lisa Zinkevich (Bianchini)


I can’t believe we missed this today. Mom and I planned on going and now we just realized we missed it. Sewing club and secret pal are my memories. My mom (Claire Pullen) used to say I was the only one kid who had to be part of it, nosey! Please accept our sincere condolences. We really wanted to see all of you tonight. My granddaughter was here and it slipped our minds. Your mother was a great lady.!🙏🏻😇 Linda Eckelmann


We love you Grammy! Thank you for so many years of great memories. I'll always think of you when I see sugar free fudge pops, butterscotch candies, or see little novelty mice. Enjoy being with Grandpop, we'll see you soon.


Love you Grammy, we all cherish our memories with you- from your chocolate banana pudding pies to your endless craft shows and love of mice. Childhood memories of roller skating in the basement on rainy days and getting punished for sliding down the bilco doors. I love you so much.



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