Elizabeth ‘Betty’ M (LaRose) Disalvio

January 3, 2020


Elizabeth Marie "Betty" (LaRose) Disalvio, 87, of Chicago, IL, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020, peacefully from this life to eternal life at St. Joseph Village of Chicago, in Chicago, IL.
   Born in Sandusky, OH on July 12, 1932, to Leonardo and Marie (Cirino) LaRose.  Leonardo was born in 1893 to Peter and Louise LaRose.  Leonardo came to the U.S.A. from Calabria, Italy in 1909 at 17 years old. Marie Cirino was born in Grotte, Sicily to Salvatore and Caetinna Cirino.  Marie came to the U.S.A. on October 3, 1913, at 15 years old.  On October 13, 1914, they were married at Holy Angels Catholic Church.  They had 7 children, Louise, Peter, Salvatore, Caetinna, Thomas, Elizabeth and Josephine.  There are presently 155 living and 26 deceased family members.
   Elizabeth had worked at the S.S. Kresge Company and the Philco Radio and Television Corporation, in Sandusky, after attending Holy Angels School and Sandusky Public Schools.  Elizabeth was married in 1953, then becoming a housewife and homemaker, raising three sons.  She enjoyed family events and entertaining tremendously.   Elizabeth had a kind sweet attitude, always talking to everyone she encountered.  Her open happy smile would win everyone over.  Her patience with family always exceeding as most parents would blowup.  She went through trials with her health, but remained patient, she will be missed by many.  May you rest in peace dear sweet Betty.
   Her story as a mother, Elizabeth, the mother of three boys would make any mom pull their hair out.  But, she was calm  as she taught them respect (the most important value) for all elders; grandmother, aunts, uncles, and any elders older than her children.  She instilled upon them love, humility and to cherish what they had.  She gave love and consequences for bad actions.  She provided the best of home life and what extended family was all about as she had been raised by her mother and whose father that died when she was 7 years old.  She was a "Great Mom."   We, her sons will miss her greatly, requien aeternam.   We love you mom, Tony, Lenny, Mike, Rita, Valerie and children.
   After a transitional period of health she moved to Chicago, IL with her son, Anthony.  After developing more health problems she began residing at St. Joseph Home on Ridgeway Avenue in 1999, founded by Venerable Mother Theresa Dudzik, and built in 1894, then moving to St. Joseph Village of Chicago in 2006, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago.  Elizabeth is the longest resident from the original St. Joseph Home to St. Joseph Village.  She had been blessed with the utmost care, love and dignity during her 20 years with St. Joseph.  At St. Joseph, the entire staff of employees have practiced their mission and values to the fullest.  One could not ask for more in how all residents are cared for.
  Elizabeth was blessed over the past two months with the special care from Journey Care Hospice and the wonderful caring staff in her daily care from nurses, nursing assistants, chaplains, social workers and others who tended to her comfort, care and dignity.
   Elizabeth is survived by her family, Anthony of Chicago, Leonard (Rita) of Sandusky and Michel J. (Valerie) Disalvio of Pickerington, OH; her grandchuildren,  Shannon Thorpe and Michelle (Andrew) Pauley of Virginia, and Maria Grace of Pickerington, OH; six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Wesley, Victoria, Daniel, Kayla and Mason of Virginia; three step-grandchildren, Christa (Steven) Kaplon of Tiffin, Daniel Stobie of Sandusky and Kelly Stobie of Dayton, OH;  two step-great-grandchildren, Mason and Dannon of Sandusky; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; her brother, Thomas J. LaRose; and sister-in-law, Rose A. LaRose, both of Sandusky.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonardo LaRose (1940) and Marie (Damanti) LaRose (1977); her step father, Thomas Damanti (1963); two brothers, Peter Frank LaRose (1989) and Salvatore Carmen LaRose (2009); three sisters, Louise Elizabeth Snoble (1979), Josephine Marie Laughlin (2000) and Caetinna Josephine McGary (2012); three brother-in-laws, John L. Snoble, Sr. (1992), William Ames Laughlin (2007) and Stanley Emil McGary (1963); two sister-in-laws, Mary Kathleen LaRose (1985) and Donna LaRose (2002); and her nieces, Margaret Snoble (1943), Mary J. (1954), Luella Bromwell (2008), Autumn Kelly Laughlin (2012), Deborah Louise Laughlin (2014), Taylor June Ingram LaRose (2015) and Diane Marie Widman (2016); and her nephews, John Joseph Snoble III (1989), Danny Kowalski (2002), John Snoble, Jr. (2018) and Benjamin Widman (2019).
   Visitation for family and friends  will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4-8 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, where the Rosary Devotion will be prayed at 7:30 pm ,  Prayers will be recited Saturday morning, January 11, 2020,  at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky.  Fr. Chris Jesudhason will be celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Sandusky.  The pallbearers will be her godsons, Tom, William and Leonard Laughlin; and her nephews, Tommy Laughlin, Jason Rogers and Ronald Widman.
   A "Month Mind" Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at 2 pm at St. Joseph Village, 4021 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL  with a reception to follow for residents, staff, family and friends.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Village of Chicago, "Employee Recognition Fund," 4021 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641.
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January 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
January 11, 2020

10:00 AM

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