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Marjorie “Rosa” Bettendorf

October 10, 2022

Visitation: FRIDAY: November 25th, 2022 from 4 – 8pm at The Dietrich Funeral Home, 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY
Service: SATURDAY: November 26th, 2022 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30am at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Amherst, NY BETTENDORF – Marjorie “Rosa”(nee Bauer)
Passed November 6th, 2022. Beloved
wife of the late William Bettendorf,
the love of her life. Treasured mother
of Janice (Raymond Stapell) Rosa,
Richard (companion Lydia Green)
Rosa, Anne (Robert Maggio Jr.) Rosa,
Lauren (William) Sparks, step-daughter
Lisa Bettendorf Crean (companion
Thomas Pezzino), and extended family
Robert (MaryBeth) Crean. Loving
grandmother of 6 grandchildren and
great-grammy of 4 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by 2 sisters, Jean Lucidi
(Nick)and Barbara Schiffauer (Larry)
of Pittsburgh, PA. Survived by adored
nieces and nephews. Marjorie had a
long career as Executive Assistant to
many, from Catholic school principals
to the Presidents of Tinney Cadillac
and Braun Cadillac. She leaves behind
a legacy of nurturing friendships
through the years and miles, with
lifetime friends of all ages. Marjorie,
along with Bill, was always ready to
facilitate the gathering, plan the event
and open their doors for all to come
together with stories, refreshments and
laughter. The family extends a special
heartfelt “thank you” to her caring aides
who helped this fiercely independent
woman gracefully navigate the last
few years of her life. A visitation will
be held on Friday November 25th,
2022, from 4-8pm at The Dietrich
Funeral Home, 2480 Kensington Ave.,
Amherst,NY. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held on Saturday November
26th, 2022, at 9:30am at Christ the King
Church, 30 Lamarck Dr., Amherst,NY.
Please assemble at church. Flowers
gratefully declined. Memorials can be
made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to
Hospice Buffalo. Please share online
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