Elizabeth Ann "Betty" DiFranco
9/24/1942 - 9/10/2021
Wallingford Funeral Home
809 North Main Street Ext.
Wallingford, CT
Elizabeth "Betty" Ann DiFranco, age 78, of Westbrook, formerly of Wallingford, passed away on Friday, September 10th at Hartford Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles Anthony DiFranco III who predeceased her earlier this year on February 24th. Betty was born in Middletown, CT, on September 24, 1942, the daughter of the late Mariano and Josephine (Vicchito) Passinese. She married her beloved husband on April 12, 1969, and the couple made their home and raised their family in Wallingford. Betty and Charlie later relocated to Westbrook, where they made many special friendships all while enjoying the view of Long Island Sound. Betty loved to cook and enjoyed crabbing, and would often invite family and friends over for food and fun. She found tremendous pleasure in decorating her home and restoring antiques, but her greatest joy was in spending quality time with her family. Over the last several years, Betty loved to watch her grandchildren play on the beach and swim in the ocean outside of her home, which she generously opened up to family and friends alike. Though saddened that she didn't have more years to share with the youngest members of the family, her memory will undoubtedly live on, in no small part due to the striking resemblance inherited by her only granddaughter. Betty is survived by her son, Daniel DiFranco and wife, Jennie; her grandchildren, Domenico Charles and Sophia Giuliana; her brother, Larry Passinese and his wife, Barbara; many nieces, nephews and countless other family members and friends who will miss her dearly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 15th at 10:00AM, directly at St. Sebastian Church, 155 Washington St., Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to St. Sebastian Church. Arrangements are under the direction of The Wallingford Funeral Home. www.wallingfordfh.com

Published by The Record-Journal from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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155 Washington St., Middletown, CT
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I'm sorry I'm just getting to write this message now, but I had to say that I loved "Aunt" Betty as if she were my own blood, not just my "step aunt". She took my mom, me, my sister Beth and my children into her heart and her home and was always the kindest, sweetest person to us. I miss her so much and will never forget her beautiful smile and kindness. I don't think we will ever play Trivial Pursuit again without you and Uncle Charlie playing with us. God Bless you Danny and Jennie, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Love you Aunt Betty
October 4, 2021
Danny and Jen, What can I say, my heart is broken. I loved Betty not only as a sister-in -law by as my true sister. We would talk on the phone frequently about past memories that we shared and about our deep love for our children and grandchildren.Betty was the best and Charlie and she were the best partners together. I will never forget those wonderful family gatherings at your lovely home both in Wallingford and at the shore in Westbrook. Your generosity, hard work and laughter will always remain with me and my family forever So now lovely sister, I will never say goodbye but "Till We Met Again"in God´s Kingdom. I Love you
Nancy ohr
September 19, 2021
Dear Larry, Barbara and Danny I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie and Betty were wonderful people. Wishing you all the best. Jan
Jan Hendley Frederiksen
September 16, 2021
My condolences to Bettys family.
Tony Milardo
September 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Betty was such a special person -I never heard her say a bad word about anyone. She was beautiful inside and out. Loved her!
Joan Melillo
September 14, 2021
My heart is breaking, I will always remember your beautiful smile and your loving and kind heart. You were my sister-in-law but more than that, you were my friend and a sister to me. You treated my family and all of your friends as though they were a part of your family. I will miss our Christmas dinners together with you and Charlie. Charlie always loved singing Christmas carols, and you would sing along. I will always remember the last Christmas together when you set a napkin on fire in the kitchen, we laughed so much. We played many trivial pursuit games together. Terra, Beth, you and I, Linda and Aunt Lee on one team, Charlie, Larry and Danny on the other side. You know the girls were always smarter. But don’t tell Charlie that. I will miss you so much, but you are in a better place now. My heart is with you always Betty. love you forever. Barbara
Barbara Passinese
September 13, 2021
Rest in peace Betty.Now you will be reunited with Charlie.
John M DeNigris
September 13, 2021
Danny & Jennie, our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on your Mom’s passing. Your Mom was such a kind and loving person. We were truly blessed to know your Mom and Dad. They were truly special people and in a short time became such great friends. Both your parents, always made us laugh and smile and touched us in a special way. Their legacy lives on in all of us, as we remember the impact they made in our lives. We know the past 7 months has been very difficult for your Mom and we now take comfort knowing she is reunited with the love of her life, Charlie, by her side. - Ken & Andrea Messick
Ken & Andrea Messick
September 13, 2021
Our hearts are broken, Betty was so special, a warm caring friend. She & Charlie loved life & sharing their love & friendship with us. We will always miss them. Dan take care, you were the light of their lives. Patty & Cy
Patty & Cy Tishler
September 13, 2021
So sad to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a beautiful woman both inside and out. I pray that she is at peace and reunited with her husband Charlie. Hope you’re dancing in the sky and singing together in the angels choir. My deepest condolences to Danny and his precious family. You will be missed
Helen Tremaglio family
September 12, 2021
Betty, I remember the day that Charlie introduced us, I thought, what a beautiful, sweet girl ❤
You both had a wonderful life together here on earth, now you share eternity together...I’m so sad to hear of your passing...RIP my friend
Louise Selvaggi-Fazio
September 12, 2021
So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman. Always so pleasent
Chet &Ernie Mrazik
September 12, 2021
My beautiful sweet Betty, I love you so much, my heart is breaking. I know this; you were an angel on earth and you will be an angel in heaven, you will get your wings and you will fly high. I will miss you dearly, it was a privilege and an honor to be your neighbor. I will never forget all the good times we had together. I put the "Rat Pack" on and I can see us all together sitting at the table having fun, Charlie singing out loud to the music. You were like a Mom to me and I would have to say Charlie was like my grumpy Uncle, all in fun. I will hold you close to my heart forever, all that I ask is that you save me a seat at the table. My dear sweet love I will miss you so. God bless you my angel
September 12, 2021
We can’t say enough wonderful things about darling Betty. We just adored her and were lucky to spend time with her this summer on our visit back to Chapman Beach. She and Charl were the greatest neighbors and friends to everyone at the beach. Love,Cindy and Tom
Cindy Zack
September 12, 2021
Rest In Peace Betty, a gracious ladydeepest and heartfelt sympathy to her family.
John Bossidy
September 12, 2021
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