Betty M. Chiavacci, 86, of Exeter passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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She was born Aug. 4, 1928, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Sallitt Ayoub.
Betty was a graduate of Meyers High School. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a cafeteria worker by the Wyoming Area School District. She was earlier employed by Grant's Department Store.
Betty was a member of St. Barbara's Parish at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Exeter.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret Ayoub, Shirley Kovalchik and Jean Welch.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Gino Chiavacci; son, Gino Chiavacci, at home; daughter, Gina Maria Crockett, Brandon, Fla.; grandchildren, Angel Ruby and Gabriel Allan; brother, Samuel Ayoub, Phillipsburg, N.J.; and sister, Mary Ann Keller, Wilkes-Barre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 Memorial Ave., Exeter. Family and friends attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church on Thursday.
Interment will be in the Italian Independent Cemetery, West Wyoming.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Betty's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 26, 2014