July 19, 1929 - January 9, 2022
Elizabeth Ann Verrastro, (Betty), 92, of Bethlehem, originally from Dunmore, PA, passed away on January 9th, 2022 surrounded by her family. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Biagio and Elizabeth DiVizio. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 67 years, Leonard T. Verrastro. Upon graduating from Dunmore HS in 1947, Betty began her career as a sewing machine operator. She served for many years at various locations in Scranton and the Lehigh Valley and was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union for more than 35 years. She produced over 500 COVID masks in 2020 and donated them all to local healthcare workers, family and friends. She was also an active parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Bethlehem where she often provided baked goods for both the church and school. Her greatest passion was spending time with her 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren whom she raised and dedicated her life to for over 60 years. She also supported her Husband's active membership in the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council #313. Betty was a phenomenal cook and baker. She was well known for preparing meals from scratch and growing her own fruits and vegetables. Her claim to fame is developing a recipe for the best home-made cannolis. Betty is survived by her children, Sarah M. Leddy and husband, Daniel of Bethlehem, PA; Elizabeth Critelli of Wilson, PA; Salvatore B. Verrastro and wife, Roxanne of Emmaus, PA; Marian Copley and husband, Richard of Hudson, Ohio; and Lynn Layton and husband, Keith of Conifer, Colorado; 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; and brother, Frank DiVizio of Dickson City, PA. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her brothers, George DiVizio and Blaise DiVizio, Jr.; sisters, Mary Shutta, Helen Przbylka, and Lucy Ball; and sons-in-law, Joseph Critelli, Sr., and Ralph Lopez, Jr. A viewing will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. Another viewing will be held on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 450 E. Washington Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18017 followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Masks will be required upon entry for the viewings and Mass. Due to construction at OLPH Church services will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Burial services at the cemetery will be private. The family would like to thank Betty's faith family, friends, and Dr. Timothy Scharle for their support and kindness throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Bethlehem, PA, or Family Pillars Hospice Care. Condolences may be offered at www.connellfuneral.com.
Elizabeth Ann Verrastro, (Betty), 92, of Bethlehem, originally from Dunmore, PA, passed away on January 9th, 2022 surrounded by her family. Elizabeth was the daughter of the late Biagio and Elizabeth DiVizio. She was preceded in death by her... View Obituary & Service Information
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