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Elizabeth "Betty" Roccanova

1930 - 2020
Elizabeth "Betty" Roccanova Obituary
Elizabeth 'Betty' Roccanova, 89
Dearest mother of seven, devout Catholic and loyal parishioner
Elizabeth "Betty" Roccanova, age 89, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, surrounded by her children.
She was born to the late Tecla and Dominic Nakley on Dec. 14, 1930. Betty was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1959 when she married the love of her life, Jimmy. They moved to Staten Island N.Y. in 1964.
Betty was a devout Catholic and was a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Child Church for 55 years.
Betty was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Betty also enjoyed being Sitto to her four grandchildren.
She enjoyed trips to A.C. with her husband, Jimmy. Betty loved music and dancing and in her younger years competed in many dance competitions.
Betty was predeceased by her loving husband, Jimmy, who passed away in 2005, and eight siblings. Betty is survived by her seven children, Angela "Maria," Thecla, Ann and Joann Roccanova, Margaret Kartanowicz, Sal (Julie) Roccanova, and Elizabeth (Michael) Boccieri. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Elizabeth (Chris), Samantha, James, and Lillian.
She is also survived by her brother, Tom Nakley, and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Brenna and Sue Nakley.
She will always be in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to .
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Child Church located at 4747 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10312. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Staten Island, N,Y.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd, Staten Island, N.Y.

John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals
28 Eltingville Blvd.
Staten Island, N.Y. 10312
(718) 356-6363
Published in Staten Island Advance on Feb. 12, 2020
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