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Warren - Betty Lou Costanza (née Dellimuti), aged 90, passed away quickly and peacefully of natural causes in the solitude of her Howland, Ohio home during the evening of Monday, October 16th, 2023. Born August 18th, 1933 in Warren, Ohio to Italian immigrants Paul and Janet Dellimuti, Betty was one of six children raised by her parents in Warren.
A graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Betty got her first job at Cornicelli Dry Cleaners in Warren, developing her homemaking skills to the highest standard. Betty went on to work for Packard Electric as a Harness Lineswoman for 27 years where she was a notably model employee–annually winning awards for Outstanding Performance at her plant.
Raised a devout Catholic, Betty persevered through life with nothing short of incredible dedication for her God. She had a fond love of making exquisite Sunday dinners with her mother’s authentic recipes, playing bocce ball at her local SCOPE, and ornately decorating her home for each holiday celebration. Betty’s greatest joy was her family, and her greatest peace was taking care of her home. She loved her son-in-law and daughter-in-law just as her own, and her family was complete when her two immensely cherished granddaughters were born. Her quick wit and enviable sense of humor kept every party going, and her glamor, especially in her perfectly done hair and freshly manicured nails, was sure to be had until her very last day.
Betty is survived by her firstborn son Randall “Randy” Costanza (Carol Costanza-Strongsville, Ohio), her first daughter Janet Powers (Howland, Ohio), and her youngest daughter Lisa Lachowski (Joseph Lachowski-Niles, Ohio); her two granddaughters Gina Powers (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) and Brooke Costanza (Columbus, Ohio); one brother as well as her nieces and nephews and predeceased by her three sisters and one brother. Betty also leaves behind her closest friends Shirley, Sandy, and Joey, and her dog Stella.
Calling hours are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 22nd at Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren and Monday, October 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 23rd at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Warren at 10 a.m., with burial following at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Betty’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County.
Deepest thanks is also extended to Betty’s family and friends during this time of grieving. Lastly, Betty always loved a good poem, so here’s our own in her favorite fashion:
“Roses are red, violets are blue,
With all of our hearts, we will always love you”
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to Betty’s family.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Animal Welfare League
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