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Betty Vaccaro

August 3, 1943 — December 6, 2021

Betty Vaccaro, Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on December 6, 2021,

Born August 3, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY as Betty Jane Della Peruto, she met the love of her life, her soulmate Anthony Vaccaro and married him on April 28, 1962. When he passed in August, 2020 it broke her heart. Together they were invincible.

Content in her role as a home maker, stay at home mom , she was active in school fundraising and the PTA at St. Mary Mother of Jesus Parish, Brooklyn where her children attended school and Mass, life changed in the 1980’s  she then took on a different role.

When hard times fell on Anthony’s small beverage company, together they went on to reshape a future for their family. Co-Founding Bettaway Beverage Distributors, Betty was instrumental in transitioning from what was a small beverage manufacturer to a trucking company, having a unique niche in the beverage industry. Betty & her beloved Anthony later went on to expand services to become one of the first national Third Party Logistics (3PL) and Pallet Management companies. Betty’s vision and determination made Bettaway what they are today – a premiere, national Supply Chain Services Company.

Betty took her founding role very seriously, determined to build a company that would move beyond just a single truck operation into something larger. Over the years, she was the recipient of many awards and praises, most notably the Harvey C. Russell PepsiCo Chairman’s Award. She became a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). All done with an eye on building a lasting company with a rock-solid foundation, a moral compass and sound business practices; a legacy for her family.

Betty, ever shy of the spotlight, preferred to be behind the scenes, ensuring all was operating as it should be. She happily transitioned her active role to retire and spend more time at their beloved Pennsylvania home, handing off the reins to her successors, her children, Laura and John, knowing the company she nurtured was in capable hands.

Betty was an avid nature lover, an amateur photographer, talented artist, crafter, mother, grandmother, wife.  Keen eye, sharp wit, beautiful and elegant, admired for her caring and nurturing nature, lover of the environment and all creatures great and small, she was our Mom. She will be deeply and profoundly missed.

Her legacy will live on through her children, and her grandchildren, her love of nature and art her patronage, contributions, and generosity to all.  She is survived by her 4 children, Laura Vaccaro, June (Delaney), John and Tracey (Ursini), their spouses David Delaney, Laura Coluccio Vaccaro and Nick Ursini, 9 grandchildren, Anthony and Frankie Vaccaro, Daniel and his wife Kelsey, Caitlin, Mary and David Delaney Jr., Nicholas, Victoria and Isabella Ursini.

Rest in Peace Kiki, we will forever miss you.

Our Family understands during these difficult times many of you would like to be present with us and cannot travel or attend. We will be live streaming the Funeral Mass on Saturday, 10:00 AM , we know you will be with us in spirit.

Please use the link provided here here or log on to WWW.OLSSparish.org/masses , then on the right side , click "view live video"

Donations:

The Vaccaro family and Bettaway have a unique and special relationship with the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services,  In lieu of flowers  please consider making a donation using the link provided here: RCAAS: Rutgers Foundation for Autism

Or MSK kids MSK Kids/ Cancer Research

RCAAS: Rutgers Foundation for Autism
Web: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/896/giving19/interior.aspx?sid=896&gid=1&pgid=2138&bledit=1&dids=119

MSK kids MSK Kids/ Cancer Research
Web: https://giving.mskcc.org/?utm_source=MSKCC&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=footer&utm_content=NAV_L

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty Vaccaro, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 10, 2021

4:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bedell - Pizzo (Tottenville)

NY

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA RC CHURCH

5371 Amboy Rd, Staten Island, NY 10312

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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