El­iz­abeth Rose Ham­mond

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - WEATHER -

El­iz­abeth Rose “Betty” Ham­mond passed away peace­fully with her fam­ily by her side on Jan­uary 12, 2019 at age 89. Born in Norristown, Betty was the daugh­ter of Eleanor (Greco) and

Michael Bono. Betty grad­u­ated from Norristown High School in 1947 and went onto work as a sec­re­tary for sev­eral years be­fore de­vot­ing her­self and many tal­ents to car­ing for her fam­ily.

She resided in Ply­mouth Meet­ing with her ever-lov­ing hus­band, John A. Ham­mond, Sr. who passed away in 2011.

Betty is sur­vived by her beloved chil­dren, El­iz­abeth “Beth” (Joseph) Yon­son, the late John A. “Jack” (Linda Butera) Ham­mond, Su­san H. (Boyd) Wol­ford and Michael (Lori Con­i­celli)

Ham­mond and daugh­terin-law Deb­bie DeMeno. She was the cher­ished grand­mother of Tammi (Jeremy) Gar­ner, Jack (Jenna) Ham­mond, Sean-Michael (Kris­ten) Yon­son, Michael

Charles, Michael Stephen, Hay­ley Wol­ford-Grabowski (Eric Grabowski), and Jonathan (fiancé Les­lie Pedano) and step-grand­chil­dren TJ Smith and Jackie Smith, and great-grand­mother of Nora, Chloe, Cor­mac, Cole, Con­nor, Brady, Chase, Levi, Meara, Syd­ney, Ethan, Colton, and Cora.

Betty was the sis­ter of Paul Bono, and was pre­ceded in death by her brothers Stephen and Charles.

Betty was a found­ing mem­ber of St. Paul’s Church. In her free time, Betty en­joyed spend­ing time with her dear friends, but above all her great­est joy was her fam­ily. Betty was a ded­i­cated ma­tri­arch, host­ing thou­sands of weekly Sun­day din­ners, first for her fam­ily of six, then 10 with her chil­dren-in­laws, and then 17 with grand­chil­dren, to over 20 as the grand­chil­dren mar­ried.

When not cook­ing and bak­ing her fa­mous cook­ies, Betty could be found on the side­lines of her grand­chil­dren’s many sport­ing events. She loved to con­tinue to learn through­out her life,

teach­ing her­self to swim and dive when in her 30s, go­ing to col­lege in her 60s, and be­com­ing a so­cial me­dia maven in her 80s.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to Betty’s Life Cel­e­bra­tion on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16th at St. Paul R. C. Church, 2007 New Hope St., East Nor­ri­ton from 9-10:45 a.m. fol­lowed by her Fu­neral Mass at 11 a.m. En­tomb­ment will be at St. Patrick Mau­soleum.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Rut­gers Can­cer In­sti­tute of NJ, 195 Lit­tle Al­bany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

To share a thought or mem­ory of Betty, please visit www.life­cel­e­bra­tion. com.

Fam­ily Ser­vices en­trusted to Boyd-Hor­rox-Givnish of East Nor­ri­ton, 610-277-7000.

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