Betty Macciachera, 96, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Betty grew up and spent her younger years in Elizabeth, NJ. While working at the Winfield Scott Hotel as the secretary to banquet manager, Betty met her husband, Paul. Together, Betty and Paul started a family in Union and eventually moved to Springfield where they lived for 54 years.
After years of being home with her children, Betty rejoined the workforce at 62 years old in the outpatient billing department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center for ten years.
Once retired, Betty’s best days were filled with reading, venturing out to the beauty parlor on Saturdays, vacationing in Cape May and Wildwood, and cooking delicious food, especially from the Italian recipes handed down to her by her mother, Frances Sarullo. Additionally, Betty, and her husband Paul, enjoyed many luncheon gatherings with their Gli Amici group and trips with friends in New Beginnings. Above all, Betty cherished spending time with her family, who always came first.
Betty, and her husband Paul, were married for 59 wonderful years before he passed earlier this year. They raised three children: Stephen Williams (Mary Ellen), Elena Skinner (Joseph), and Jennifer Falco (Jeffrey). Betty’s children went on to have families of their own. Not only did this give Betty more mouths to feed, but it also allowed her to fulfill one of her greatest joys in life, being a grandmother and great grandmother. Stephen, Peter, Joseph, Jenna, Christopher, and Madelyn all loved their Gram for the countless hours of care and entertainment she provided throughout their lives.
Although she will be remembered for her quick-witted humor, her made up songs, and her affinity for lovingly cupping a face while sharing words of affection, most of all, Betty will be remembered for her capacity for unconditional love. Although Betty has passed, her memory lives on in those she has shared special moments with throughout her time here on earth. The love she gave, the food she made, and the stories she told will never be forgotten.