Betty J. DiMassimo, 88, of Allenwood, gained a special angel early on the morning of Dec. 14, 2013, when she died at the home of her grandson and his wife, Christopher and Tammy Thomas.
Betty was born in Benton on Nov. 2, 1925, a daughter of Henry and Lilly Hess Dewald.
She was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Rapture Center. She was a devoted homemaker and a certified nurses aid at the former Colocino's Nursing Home, Betty enjoyed playing cards and playing games with her grandchildren.
Granddaughter Carmella wrote, Those we hold closest never leave us, they live on in the kindness they've shared and the love they brought into our lives, Betty DiMassimo was one of those rare people that brought love to many and was loved by many. She truly was a blessing to our family. We will miss you, Gram.
Granddaughter Karen Ann wrote, Heaven gained a special angel early this morning. We will miss you forever, Gram. You were where the DiMassimo's got our strength, cooking, and cleaning. You always made sure your grandchildren were loved and spoiled! We love you so much and I'm so thankful that you went in peace with no pain! See ya later, Gram!
Betty's husband of 45 years, John DiMassimo, died June 20, 1989.
Surviving are four children, Dolly (David) Sampson, of Williamsport, Americo (Karen) DiMassimo, of Sunbury, Joseph DiMassimo, of Allenwood and Shirley Kelly, of Williamsport, 37 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband; three sons, John, twins Melvin and Marvin; a daughter, Sandra Wingo; four brothers; and four sisters preceded her in death.
A graveside service will be held a Wildwood Cemetery on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Thomas officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to Hope Enterprises, 2401 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.
Crouse Funeral Home is handling arrangements.