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Elizabeth "Betty" Petrarca

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Elizabeth "Betty" Petrarca Obituary
Petrarca, Elizabeth "Betty"
1931 - 2018
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Petrarca, age 87, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018, surrounded by family and a rainbow from God outside the window. She was born March 2, 1931 in Providence, RI, to the late Frank A. and Elizabeth M. Lovett. Betty is survived by her loving husband, Anthony "Tony", whom she married on July 4, 1955; daughter, Martina Petrarca Jakob and her children, Matthew and Theresa; daughter, Aurelie; daughter, Clare Love and her children, Samantha and George; daughter, Barbara (Matthew) Cooper and their children, Geoffrey, Charles and Thomas; son, Charles; son, Richard (Patricia) and their son, A.J; and daughter-in-Christ, Elizabeth Krick. Betty was preceded in death by her brothers Francis, Charles and George Lovett. A member of St. Michael Church, Worthington; she was Secretary of the Parish School of Religion from 1976 until her retirement in 1996. Betty was much more than that. She was the original "bag lady" delivering ad inserts to front doors, not your driveway. She helped with Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, school functions, especially music and sports; she met her husband square dancing in 1953 and they continued square dancing after they kicked the kids out of the house. Thank you, Mom, for teaching us independence, good judgement, fairness, and how to love one another in the true Christian sense. Family Visitation: Thursday, June 21, 4-7pm, RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, OH. Prayer service at 6:30pm. Funeral Service: Friday, June 22, 10am, St. Michael The Archangel, 5750 N. High Street, Worthington, OH. Inurnment to follow at a later date in a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in Betty's memory, to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, St. Michael Church. Condolences may be made to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 19 to June 21, 2018
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