Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Lagomarcino, 91, of Moline, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a Christian wake service at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials can be made to Alleman High School, St. Mary's Church, Wounded Warriors or LOGAN Community Resources for people with special needs.
Betsy was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of DeWitt and Bernice Dalton Pinch. She married Thomas P. Lagomarcino on Aug. 27, 1949, in Chippewa Fall, Wis. He preceded her in death on June 11, 2011.
Betsy was owner and operator for Lagomarcino's Confectionery, Moline, with her husband, Tom. She joined the business while raising six children, becoming actively involved as Tom's partner in the business as well as at home. Her specialty was shipping, working the sandwich bar and taking a genuine interest in customers.
Betsy was a member of St. Mary's Church, Moline. She was a very busy, active lady who enjoyed life. She loved to play cards, garden, read and travel. Her favorite times were family times. Family meant everything to Betsy and, as the family grew, she embraced the role of "Noni," taking an active interest in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Tom loved their "camp" on the Rock River where they boated and hosted gatherings for family and friends. Even Betsy's bridge club had the opportunity to enjoy the camp.
Betsy was the type of person who reached out to others, whether it was writing a note, delivering a meal, visiting with a bouquet of flowers from her garden or extending an invitation to come for dinner. There was always room for one more at the table. She led by example, extending acts of kindness to so many. As a son of a close family friend so aptly said, "Betsy to Heaven and Heavens to Betsy."
Survivors include her children, Mary Beth Lagomarcino (Terry Otten), Moline, Tom (Sandy) Lagomarcino, Moline, Ann Lagomarcino (Brian Pyszka), South Bend, Ind., Paul (Valerie) Lagomarcino, Naperville, Ill., Lisa (Phil) Ambrose, Davenport, and Carol (Mike) Babcock, Bethalto, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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