Rosemary (Yenzi) Bettino, 83, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at home.
She was born on Dec. 29, 1929, in Anita, Pa., a daughter of the late Angeline (Villella) and John Yenzi.
On May 28, 1955, the former Rosemary Yenzi married Dominick â€śMickeyâ€ť Bettino at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Mrs. Bettino received her bachelorâ€™s in nursing from Niagara University and was a graduate of the nurse practitioner program at the University of Buffalo.
For several years, Mrs. Bettino worked as a nurse practitioner for the Niagara Falls School District.
She was a very devout Roman Catholic and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, active president of the Legion of Mary Niagara County Curia of the Buffalo Diocese, a Eucharistic Minister, a minister to the sick of the parish, a member of the RCIA staff, a member of the Madonna Del Soccorso Society of Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph Parish and the LaSalle Literary Guild.
She also volunteered for the American Red Cross for over 50 years.
â€śRosemary will be remembered for her many works of mercy.â€ť
Surviving relatives include her husband of more than 57 years, Dominick G. â€śMickeyâ€ť Bettino of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; a son, Thomas D. (Karen) Bettino of Hamburg, N.Y.; two daughters, Annemarie C. Bettino and Yvonne (John) Adams, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; three brothers, James (late
Carolyn) Yenzi, Ralph (Margaret) Yenzi and John (Althea) Yenzi; a sister, Suzanne Yenzi; an uncle, Tony Villella; a brother-in-law, Ed Borelli; several godchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Irene (Williams) Yenzi; a brother, Frank Yenzi; three sisters, Rachel (Joe) Cardamone, Lucille Yenzi and Cecelia Borelli; and her aunts and uncles, Margaret (Joseph) Duganier and Rose (Antonio) Gualtieri.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Ss. Cosmas & Damian Parish, 616 W. Mahoning St.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Rosemary's memory to Our Lady's Rosary Makers c/o 8414 Munson Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14304, or to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Co., 86 Park Ave., Lockport, N.Y. 14094.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Spallano-Amigone Funeral Home.
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