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Bettina "Betty" Trapani


1913 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Bettina "Betty" Trapani Obituary
HORNELL-Bettina "Betty" Trapani, 101, of 91 River St., Hornell, died Saturday morning (August 2, 2014) at McAuley Manor, where she had resided for the past 11 months.

A native and lifelong resident of Hornell, she was born March 20, 1913 and was the daughter of Peter and Angeline (Cusimano) Grillo.

Betty was a graduate of St. Ann's School, a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann's Church. She had been a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Ladies of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary of the Sons of Italy and the Women of the Moose.

Bettina was employed as a seamstress at the former Merrell Hosiery for 27 years. In her younger years she was an avid bowler and belonged to several women's bowling leagues.

She was married on April 11, 1953 to Joseph "Pep" Trapani who died December 16, 2000. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Anna Galbo; three brothers, Peter Grillo, James Grillo and Andrew Grillo; her step-daughter, Roseanne Koury.

Surviving are; one step-son, Paul (Jean) Trapani of Fayettville, PA; several step-grandchildren; step great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

The family of Bettina "Betty" Trapani will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church with burial in St. Ann's Cemetery.

Betty's family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to either

Our Lady of the Valley, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, NY or to St. Ann's Academy, PO Box 446, Hornell, NY 14843 . Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

A very sincere "Thank You" to the entire second floor nursing and support staff at McAuley Manor. You immediately embraced Bettina a one of your own and gave her exceptional care as a resident. The family appreciates the wonderful effort you demonstrated day after day.

To leave an online condolence or print a memorial form, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Aug. 4, 2014
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