NILES - Betty J. Feorene, 79, passed away peacefully at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles.
She was born April 6, 1933, in Potts Camp, Miss., the daughter of Edward and Lottie Williams.
Betty was a 1951 graduate of Potts Camp High School in Mississippi, employed as a switch board operator for 25 years for the AT&T phone company and at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1998.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Niles, the Steel Valley Squares and the Mahoning Valley Squares.
Betty enjoyed spending her time gardening, camping, crafting, painting, ceramics, square dancing, cooking and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to the music of the bands her husband performed with, such as Top Notes and Packard Band.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Dominic Feorene, whom she married Feb. 16, 1957; a son, Vincent Feorene of Niles; a daughter, Donna Zielinski of Catawba Island; a brother, James (Joanna) Williams of South Haven, Miss.; a sister, Jewel Swarner of Greenville, Miss.; three grandchildren, Kelly Gates, Michele Feorene and Claire Zielinski; a great-granddaughter, Mya Robertson; and dozens of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenn Williams, Charlie Williams and Tommy Williams; and four sisters, Dorothy Russell, Ruth Shipp, Nettie Williams and infant sister Julia Williams.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles, where The Mount Carmel Bereavement Ministry will conduct 7:30 p.m. prayers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles, preceded by a 9 a.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.
Material contributions can be made to The Trumbull County Parkinson's Support Group Foundation, 730 Howland Wilson Road, Warren, OH 44484.
Family and friends can view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send email condolences at www.josephrossifuneralhome.com.