St Philip the Apostle Catholic
2111 Millersville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17603
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Betty J. Davitt

AGE: 95 • formerly of Wilmington

Betty J. Davitt, 95, of Willow Street, formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Davitt, who passed away in 1999. Born in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late John F. and May Lafferty Duffy. Betty was the secretary to the Principal at the Sterck School for the Deaf in Newark, DE for 18 years, until her retirement in 1986. Previously she worked for Continental American Life Insurance Co. of Wilmington, DE. Betty was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and the former Hercules Country Club in Wilmington, DE. She enjoyed square dancing where she and husband Joe were charter members of the Circle 4 Square Dance Club of Wilmington, DE, bowling and sewing. She volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital where she knit beanies for new born babies and tams for young children with cancer. She was a red rose at Willow Valley Lakes, providing tours of the property to prospective residents.

Betty is survived by her sons: Michael J. (Hongxia) of Lewisville, PA and John C. and his wife of Lansdale, PA; her daughter Patti A. Davitt of North East, MD, grandchildren, Michael, Vince (Jennifer), Gina (Chris), Ana (Michael), Nick, and Jack and great-grandchildren: Mikey, Nathan, Madison, Bella, Brooke, Anthony, Sabine, and Marit, and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her step brother William (Bill) C. Reed.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM at St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church, 211 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Betty's memory to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 500 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. To send an online condolence, please visit
Published in The News Journal on May 12, 2016
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