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Betty DeMartino

AGE: 90 • Hockessin

Betty DeMartino passed away at Cokesbury Village Healthcare on November 17, 2015. She recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Betty was born in Wilmington but grew up in Springfield, Delaware County, PA. In 1946 she married Carl DeMartino who also grew up in Springfield. They moved to Wilmington when Carl began his career with the DuPont Co. They lived in Wilmington except for 1960 when they were in Tampico, Mexico and from 1964-1970 when they lived in Chicago.

Betty loved to visit the ocean and for 40 years, the family visited Sea Pines in Hilton Head Island. She played golf and duplicate bridge and became a Silver Life Master in the game. She also enjoyed playing golf in Scotland and Ireland and always enjoyed reading and gardening.

She worked at the Bell Telephone Company and the Northbrook High School and ran the school bookstore. She was also a member of the Junior New Century Club in Wilmington and worked to raise funds for the special needs children. Betty taught Sunday school for 5 years, was a circle leader three times, was Chairman of women's committee and was a deacon at their church.

In addition to her husband Carl, Betty is survived by her son Lee and his wife Linda, son Greg and grandsons David and Clifford and his wife Cindy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday November 21, 2015 at Lower Brandywine Church, 101 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington 19807. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or Opportunity Center, Inc., 3030 Bowers St., Wilmington, DE 19802.

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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2015
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