Elizabeth "Betty" (Gafgen) Gagliardi, 85, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 with her loving family by her side. Born in Trenton, Mrs. Gagliardi was a lifelong area resident. In the past she worked at the Horseman Doll Factory and Circle F, but her greatest accomplishment was the love and devotion she provided to her grandchildren over the years. Betty was a member of the Trenton English Dart League and loved collecting miniatures, but her happiest times were when her family was gathered around her with many smiles and laughter. Her caring nature led to the nickname "mother of the world", she also loved all God's living creatures.
Daughter of the late Harold and Elizabeth (Bernhart) Gafgen, beloved wife of the late Louis Gagliardi, she was also pre-deceased by her first husband, Charles Cavallo, she is survived by her five children; Betty and husband Joseph Bossert; Lois Gagliardi and husband Richard Farley; Laura Gagliardi; Michael and Mela Cavallo; Charles and Heather Cavallo; nine grandchildren; Suzanne; Veronica; Doris; Edward; Sandra; Jennifer; Chuck; Clint; and Chrissy; seven great-grandchildren; Hunter; Zachary; Catherine; Dylan; Aiden; Adrianna; and Laela; three sisters; Jane Rogers; Ruth Kondor; and Marie Forker; two brothers; Richard Gafgen and wife Rita; and Robert Gafgen; her special friends; Debra Cavallo; Gina and Carol Farletta; and many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Catholic funeral services will be held on Sunday (Oct. 28) at 4:30 p.m. at the Hamilton Brenna-Cellini Funeral Home, 2365 Whitehorse-Mercerville Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08619. Friends and family may call on Sunday from 3-4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial of cremains will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Betty's memory to the Embracing Hospice Care Foundation for Life, 2101 Hwy. 34 South, Ste. B, Wall, NJ 07719 or online at www.embracinghospicecare.org/foundation.asp.