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Elizabeth J. Linton

March 27th, 2024

Born at home on Nov. 12, 1926, Elizabeth Jean Linton passed away peacefully at home on March 22, 2024. Her father, Fermino Massimo, was an immigrant from Italy who came to America to reunite with the woman he had fallen in love with at first sight, Maria Giannascoli. After they married, Fermino started a contracting business in Lansdowne, PA and they had seven children of which Elizabeth was the youngest. She is predeceased by her siblings and their spouses: Alice (Joe), Harry (Amelia), Silvino (Esther), Helen (Charles), Flavian (Joan), Rose (Bill). Elizabeth, known as Betty by all who knew and loved her, was strong and generous, especially with her time, always ready to help anyone who asked for it.

In 1947, Betty married Louis F. Mayer, an electrical engineer who had worked on The Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, TN.  They had three children. Louis passed away in 1964.

Tuesdays were always Novena night and Wednesdays — luncheon day with her sisters.  Betty found love again with her second husband, Robert Linton, who worked at Boeing and delighted all with his crazy inventions. Bob died in 1988.  In later years she loved dance classes and the bowling league – managing a 200 game well into her 70’s.

Betty is survived by her three children Della Matlock (Joe), Betty Lou Roselle, and Frank Mayer (Maria) as well as grandchildren, Beth Clements (Bob), Marilou Matlock, Julie Anbarchian (Sako), Melissa Cano (Adolpho), Elsa, George (Sophia), Monk Leondios of Iveron Monastery. She will also be missed by great grandchildren Ayla Cano, Bobby and Joey Clements, Vassilios and Maria Pakopoulos.  The memory of “Aunt” Betty is greatly cherished by her family and many loving nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 6.  An hour of visitation will start at 9:30 am at St. John Fisher Church, 4225 Chichester Ave., Boothwyn, PA 19061 followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 am.  Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bernardine Center, 2625 W.9th St., Chester, PA 19013 or online to Samaritan’s Purse.

5 thoughts on “Elizabeth J. Linton

  1. May Aunt Betty rest in Peace in God’s loving arms.My deepest sympathy and condolences to Della, Bettylou, Frank and all of Aunt Betty’s family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs.

  2. May she rest in GOD’S Eternal Peace & Joy. A very nice Lady..to be sure. Heartfelt sympathy and Condolences to Betty’s Family..I am sure she knows now..that Betty Lou provided the very best of care…and is smiling with LOVE!

  3. Aunt Betty was one of my favorites. She was always so pretty. Spent time with her and the kids in Brigantine. Della and I are the same age.

  4. Your mother was ALWAYS smiling when I saw her. May her smile brighten up everyone she meets behind the heavenly gates.

  5. Mom taught me the best lessons of my life and one of those lessons was “you are on this earth to gain heaven or hell.” May her memory be eternal.

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