Betty "Jinx" Borracchini|
Born September 30, 1928
Returned to the Lord
September 22, 2013
Betty Borracchini peacefully took the hands of all the angels and saints to join the Lord in Heaven on Sunday, September 22, 2013. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren when she passed. Betty is survived by her devoted husband, Remo Borracchini and her 3 loving children Lisa (Paul) Desimone, Nannette (Jim) Heye and Mimi (John) Norris and her 7 grandchildren Maria Desimone (Jared Radtke), Matthew (Susan) Heye, Carmella Desimone, Ryan (Elizabeth) Heye, Garren Heye, Brandon Norris and Dominic Norris as well as Betty's sister, Agnes Ciotta.
Betty was born to Owen and Elizabeth Hogan in Bremerton, Wa. She grew up in Renton where she attended St. Anthony's grade school. She loved school and excelled in all her studies. Talking her dad into letting her take the bus from Renton to Ballard, she later attended and graduated from Holy Angels High School where she continued to work hard at her studies and thoroughly enjoyed reading and English. Following high school, Betty attended and graduated from dress design school where she first became interested in fashion. With a natural inclination for style and design, she modeled for I. Magnin stores. In 1954, she married the love of her life, Remo Borracchini. September 18th marked their 59th wedding anniversary. Together, they celebrated the joy brought into their lives by their 3 daughters and son-in laws (whom she referred to as her "boys".) Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she celebrated each and every accomplishment with them. As Betty and Remo raised their family, they built Borracchini's Bakery together, utilizing Betty's creativity and people skills and Remo's hard work ethics.
Betty loved oil painting, wood carving, doll-making, cooking and ballroom dancing. She was deeply proud of her Irish heritage; her yearly St. Paddy's Day parties for family and friends were famous near and far. She passed away as she had lived...with grace and beauty and faith.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Betty's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Viewing will be held Monday, Sept. 30 and Tuesday, Oct 1, 1:00-7:00 p.m. at Columbia Funeral Home, 4567 Rainier Ave South Seattle, WA 98118 columbiafuneralhome.com Rosary will be Wednesday, Oct 2 at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church: 4311 88th Ave SE Mercer Island (reception to follow in church hall). Entombment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park approximately 2:30 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, 2013