Betsy E. James

Former Riverhead resident Betsy E. James of Selden died May 27. She was 72.

She was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Southampton, N.Y., to George Francis and Evelyn Hawkins. She completed the 11th grade and had been employed as an administrator at the Love’M Shelter in Riverhead.

Ms. James is survived by two sons, Joe Miller of Hampton Bays and Bobby Miller of Bronx, N.Y.; four daughters, Missy Young and Sabrina Milz, both of Riverhead, and Orenda Cassero and Danielle Roberts, both of Shirley; her sister, Rose Faro of North Carolina; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Arrangements were handled by Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. Cremation was private.