Elisabeth McCabe


Elisabeth “Bet” McCabe of Palm City, Florida, died on January 20. She was 95.

Beginning at age ten, Elisabeth spent her summers on Martha’s Vineyard.

Elisabeth graduated from Kimberley School in Montclair, N.J., earned a fine arts degree from Syracuse University, and did post-graduate work at the Crafts Student League in New York City.

She was a goldsmith and silversmith in New York for such clients as George Jenson and Hattie Carnegie.

During her 64-year marriage to James E. McCabe, who died in 2007, they had many homes, for many years in Short Hills, N.J., then Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and finally in Palm City, Fla.

In Saratoga Springs, she served on the board of the Home of the Good Shepherd and in various capacities for the Saratoga Historical Society. She had a lifelong interest in art and was an accomplished painter as well as a prolific writer of whimsical poetry and letters.

She was a member of the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, the Evergreen Golf Club and the Women’s Club of Palm City, and the Church of the Advent, also in Palm City.

She leaves a daughter, Jean, and her husband, Dean Farina, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Oak Bluffs, and two sons, Douglas of Saratoga Springs and Bruce and his wife, Jannifer, of Bountiful, Utah. Survivors also include six grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Her funeral service will take place at 11 am on Friday, January 24, at Church of the Advent, in Palm City.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Church of the Advent in Palm City would be welcomed for its Outreach Program.