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Betty Ann (Petrillo) DeRoberto

Betty Ann (Petrillo) DeRoberto, 77, of Exeter, passed away Thursday June 27, 2019, at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre surrounded by her family.

Born in Kingston, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Frances Stelmack Petrillo.

Betts was a graduate of Exeter High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College. In her earlier years, she worked as a secretary for Brockway Trucking. She retired from James A. Nocito Insurance Agency where she worked as a secretary.

She was involved in Exeter politics where she fulfilled her late husband’s term on Exeter Borough Council. She served for a total of 6 years. She was the first female vice-chair person of Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority from 2011 to present.

She loved her family, she enjoyed trips to the beach and reading. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt and will be truly missed.

Surviving are her children, Daniel A. DeRoberto, Jr, West Virginia; Joy DeRoberto and Maura Colella and her husband James, all of Exeter; grandchildren, Nicholas and Jacob DeRoberto; and Gianna Colella; brother, Edward Petrillo, Granville, NY; Wendy Reed, whom she considered another daughter; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; grand-dog, Teddy; numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thank you to Residential Hospice at Geisinger South Wilkes–Barre.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9:30am in Parish of St. Barbara, 28 Memorial Street, Exeter. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church from 8:30am until the time of mass. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Residential Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, 25 Church Street, Wilkes-Barre. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.

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