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Updated: 10/17/2013 02:54:01PM

Betty Grippo

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Betty Grippo, 97, Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Rose and Donato Caputo.

After the passing of her husband, George, she lived independently for 11 years with loving care from her daughter, Patricia, and other family members. Betty and George, married 63 years, retired to Florida from Bergenfield, N.J. Betty’s lifelong work was raising a loving family of three children, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She and George were members of Charlotte County’s Italian American Club, enjoyed cooking, bowling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. Betty will be missed more than she could ever know as she left a lasting imprint on everyone’s heart.

She is survived by her children, George (Terry), Daniel (Julie), and Patricia (David); grandchildren, George (Linda), Ralph (Malia), Michael (Kristy), Joseph (Erica), Danielle (Mark), Dana (Michael), Sam, Bec, Sean (Kristi), and Scott (Laura); and great-grandchildren, Alex, Max, and Lucas, Chase and Tia, Michael, Cara, Rush, and Riley, Joseph, Thomas, and Brady, Madison and Donovan, Isabella, Luke, and Gianni , and Jack, Sofia, and Matthew.

Family will receive friends and neighbors from the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Rd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at the Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Charlotte Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory, and Cemetery

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