Elizabeth “Betty” (Georgianna) DeVivo September 11, 2022 Elizabeth “Betty” (Georgianna) DeVivo, 95, formerly of Cicero and Lyncourt, was reunited with her husband on Sunday, September 11, 2022, with her daughter by her side. Betty was born in Syracuse on June 29, 1927 and was the tenth of eleven children and last surviving child of Joseph Georgianna and Caterina (Saya) who emigrated to the United States from Rometta, Sicily in 1906. The family settled in Eastwood. Betty graduated from North High in 1945. Betty met her husband, Anthony “Tony” DeVivo on a blind date in 1952 and married at Our Lady of Pompei Church on June 23, 1953. When they were first married, Tony was in the Air Force, and they lived at various bases where Betty worked as a secretary. When they returned to Syracuse, they settled in Lyncourt. A devout Catholic, Betty became active at St. Daniel’s School/Church. She was a Eucharistic Minister, Past President of the Mary and Martha Society and taught Religious Education. She worked as a secretary for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Chancery, and later in the office at Assumption Cemetery. Betty and Tony loved to travel. They traveled to Italy to meet family, went on numerous cruises, and followed SU football traveling to numerous Bowl Games with lifelong friends Joe and Rae Montelone. They were married for 37 years until Tony’s death in 1990. Besides her parents and husband Tony, Betty is predeceased by her ten siblings: sisters Marge Petchinsky, Agatha Peluso, Kate Mastriano, Mary Gallucci, Ang Bleich, Eleanor Fryer and brothers Peter, Frank, Louis, and Sebastian (Buster). She is also predeceased by nieces Rose Moosebrugger, Rosalie Barilla and nephews Louis Georgianna and Donald Georgianna. Surviving to cherish her memory is her only child, Patricia and son-in-law Mike Beers of Central Square, grandson Anthony Joseph “AJ” and girlfriend Abbie Sullivan of Manlius, sister-in-law, Sally Georgianna, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews whom she loved beyond measure. Her faith and family were most important in her life. The family would like to thank Nurse Practitioner Diedre Wahl for the exceptional care given to Betty over the years and Lisa Campbell and Evelyn Bliss for the wonderful nursing/home care they provided the last two years so she could remain home. A special thank you to Jim Capodagli, from St. Daniel’s Church, who brought Betty communion every Sunday for years and became a dear friend. A funeral service in celebration of Betty’s life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 8:30 am at the THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Daniel’s Church 3004 Court St., Syracuse. Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum. Family and friends may call on Friday, September 16, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the funeral home, 3401 Vickery Rd. (Corner of Buckley Rd.) N. Syracuse, NY 13212. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the CNY SPCA 5878 E. Molloy Rd. Syracuse, NY 13211. WORDS OF COMFORT MAY BE EXPRESSED AT TJPFUNERALHOME.COM
Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 13 to Sep. 15, 2022.