Elizabeth Apicello

Obituary of Elizabeth Louise Apicello

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Apicello (nee Hartman) Died May 29, 2024. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and was the daughter of William and Madeline Hartman. She was the widow of Gerald J. Apicello. Elizabeth resided in Middletown, NY for 40 years and resided in Horseheads, NY for over 10 years. Betty retired as Administrative Assistant at Monroe Methodist Church. She was a secretary in Goshen Schools and a school bus driver for Monroe-Woodbury Schools. She was a member and treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #151 and a member and treasurer of Middletown Golden Age Seniors, as well as a member and secretary of the Wallkill Happy Seniors. Betty was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court Rosemary #681. She served as a lector and Eucharist Minister at St. Joseph Church. Betty and her family were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monroe, NY where she was a Sunday School teacher under Pastor Schroeder's Ministry. She volunteered at Orange County Regional Medical Center for over 10 years saying "volunteering gives meaning to my retirement." With her partners she led a class in osteoporosis prevention exercise at Mulberry House Senior Center where she was also in the "pen pal" program at Monroe-Woodbury Middle School. She volunteered her time by making infant hats for newborn babies as well. Betty enjoyed volunteering at the Orange County Office for the Aging. Since moving to Horseheads, Betty attended Big Flats Presbyterian Church. She later joined Higher Hope Church in Big Flats where she was involved with the Sunday School. She joined a class in osteo prevention exercise and a sewing group at Big Flats Community Center and another at Retirement Estates where she made her first quilt. For many years Betty was involved in Compassion International where she "adopted" a child from Sri Lanka and enjoyed watching her grow. Her passion was so strong that she once again decided to "adopt" two children from Honduras through Border Buddies. She got much joy from them. Betty is survived by her daughter Nancy M. Pangia and her husband Joseph of Horseheads, NY; her son Steven T. Apicello of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren David M. Pangia, Madison, Dylan, and Colin Apicello; great grandchildren Elerick, Collin, Madeline, and Devon; as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024 at 4pm at High Hope Church, 356 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Betty's name to Higher Hope Church Missions, 356 Maple St, Big Flats, NY 14814.
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Memorial Service

4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Higher Hope Church
356 Maple Street
Big Flats, New York, United States
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