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Betty Ann Ghiazza

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Betty Ann Ghiazza

1939-2009 BENNINGTON Betty Ann Ghiazza, age 70, a resident of The Village of Fillmore Pond in Bennington died on Tuesday morning, Nov. 25, 2009.

Betty Ann was born in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. on Aug. 19, 1939, and was the daughter of the late Claudio and Ruth Barrett Cascioli.

She is a graduate of Foxlane High School in Bedford, N.Y.

Betty Ann is the widow of Edward John Ghiazza Sr. who died on Nov. 7, 2004.

She has been employed as a secretary for the Parks and Recreation Department in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and was a receptionist at the Allstate Insurance Office in Nanuet, N.Y., and as a Job Coach at Camp Jawanio in New City, N.Y.

Betty Ann had been active in the Rotary Club in New City, N.Y., and was a Paul Harris Fellow.

She is a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

She enjoyed reading, traveling throughout the country, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was a former volunteer with the Girl Scouts, and PTA member. While living in North Carolina, she had been a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church, Pinehurst, N.C. She had also taught CCD, and was a member of the Ladies Guild.

She has previously lived in; West Nyack, N.Y., South Yarmouth, Mass. and Whispering Pines, N.C.

Betty Ann is survived by her children; Edward John Jr. and his wife, Frances, of Broomfield, Colo., Michael Ghiazza of Southern Pines, N.C., Geralyn and Mark Sniatkowski of East Dover, and Patricia and John Klenk of Pittsford, N.Y. She leaves her grandchildren: Jackie, Kristen, Kelly, Mary, Owen, Adam, Jack, Matthew, and William. She has two brothers, Arthur Cascioli and Albert Cascioli; and two sisters, Anita Warholy, and Jeanette Ceasrina.

Betty Ann was predeceased by four brothers, Stanley, Fuime, Aldo, and Claude; and her sister Edna Cassall.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Prayer service will be offered on Thursday morning, Dec. 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at the MAHAR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St, in Bennington followed by a Mass of Christian Death and Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Transfer will take place to the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst, N.C. where the burial will take place in the family lot in Pinelawn Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA and Hospice of SVHC through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.



Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 30, 2009
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