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Betty L. (Conner) Italia

June 26, 1933 – February 19, 2015

Betty L. (Conner) Italia, age 81, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Born in Bunker Hill, NJ on June 26, 1933, Betty was a daughter of the late Thomas R. Conner and Ruth A. (Boyce) Conner. She made her career as a secretary with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Wilmington and retired in 1988 after 35 years of dedicated service.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed music and dancing and loved to travel. A devoted and loving wife, sister, aunt and friend, Betty will be dearly missed by all.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Benjamin J. Italia, step daughter, Lucy Ann Nacchia, brother, John T. Conner and sister, Dorothy L. Meyer. Betty is survived by her brother, Samuel E. Conner and wife, Frieda of Odessa, DE; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, 1901 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

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  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  • Betty and Ben were our dear neighbors for many years. A sweet lady has gone to be with God.

  • I would like to offer my sincere condolences. The bible call’s death a “painful sting” as mention at 1Corinthians chapter 15 verses 55-56. However take comfort from what’s recorded at Job chapter 14:14,15. There it mentions that once Job had died God would call him and Job would answer, meaning that God would resurrect him back to life. I pray that when God’s Kingdom rules over this earth as it does in heaven, Ms. Betty’s name will be called, and her family will be there to welcome her back. John 5:28…

  • Mrs. Italia, will hold a special place in our hearts. She was a wonderful neighbor to us and we will miss hear dearly.

  • sorry to hear of your loss.

  • The world will have a lot less laughter without our dear Betty. I will remember her kindness and generosity – and her spicy humor – forever.

  • Our sincere condolences on the loss of my dear friend, Betty. I will miss her so much and so glad we crossed paths. Betty held a special place in my heart. Heaven is where she is now, no more pain and suffering. Love to all the family, Edie and Joe Piatelli, Chesapeake City, MD