Betsy M. Arvisais, 89, a longtime resident of Wingdale, NY, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Wingate at Dutchess in Fishkill, NY. Mrs. Arvisais was a therapy aide for 22 years at the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, NY.

Born on February 18, 1929 in Lawrence, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Vileta (Lucas) Russell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Arvisais was predeceased by her first husband Clinton Richards. On August 6, 1971, in Dover Plains, she married, Eugene Arvisais, Sr. who predeceased her in 2003.

Mrs. Arvisais is survived by two sons, Phillip Richards of Silver Creek, NY, and Rodney Richards and his wife, Nancy, of Dover Plains, NY and three daughters, Carol Watson of Staatsburg, NY, Gail Girton and her husband, James, of Dover Plains, NY and Betsy Richards of Wingdale, NY. She is also survived by a brother, Reed Russell of Clinton Corners, NY; four sisters, Leita Collette of Malone, NY; Hilda Budd of Ocala, Fl and Dianna Wyant of Dover Plains, NY; thirteen grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husbands, Mrs. Arvisais was predeceased by a son, Clinton Richards; a brother, Leo Russell and four sisters, Lietha Hardy, Glady Russell, Lillian Zellnock and Margaret Shereburne.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A private graveside service and burial will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at St. Charles Cemetery, in Dover Plains, NY. Donations in memory of Betsy can be made to the Cure SMA, 2018 cure SMA 5 K & Walk-N-Roll in Memory of Trooper Cunniff, in support of her great-great-grandson, Brooks Wolfe: For directions or to send the family an online condolence, please visit