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Elizabeth Anne Hart Aquilante 

1943 - 2017

Elizabeth Anne "Betty Anne" (nee Hart) Aquilante, age 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, December 8, 2017. Betty Anne was the daughter of the late Francis and Helen (nee Townsend) Hart. She is survived by her 16 children; Michele (Craig) Ritchie, Anthony Jr., Colleen (Robert) Boselli, Gina (Alex) Corridoni, Tina (Silvio) Correa, Joseph, Michael (Staci), Denise, Daniel, Christopher (Tricia), Dianne (John) Manza, Lisa (Joe) Marchozzi, Tricia (Mark) D'Antonio, Kristen (Brian) Boyer, Angele (Jason) Hunt, and Bethany; and 33 grandchildren. She was the sister of Frank, Helen, Richard, Colleen, Kevin and the late Michael & Joseph.

Betty Anne graduated from Collegeville-Trappe High School in 1960. She worked as a quality specialist at Producer's Pride in Worcester, PA. She married her husband, Anthony, in 1965. Shortly thereafter, she dedicated her life to the role of loving mother to their 16 children. While supporting her husband as he grew the family catering business, Gourmet Buffets, she took on the primary role of caring for and raising their children. Through the years, this included getting the children off to school, ironing their school uniforms, making lunches, cooking dinners, washing mountains of laundry, tending to them when they were sick, helping with homework, and making sure all of their needs were met.

As a devout Roman Catholic, Betty Anne had a strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as well as a strong devotion to St. Padre Pio. Now a cherished memory, every night she had a ritual of blessing every child and her husband with her beloved St. Padre Pio relic. In her free time, she enjoyed visiting the Adoration Chapel at St. Isaac Jogues and spending time with the nuns at Camilla Hall at Immaculata.

She took great pleasure in experiencing the gift of motherhood again while enjoying the miracle of her children becoming parents themselves. She loved having her grandchildren around her and had an endless supply of crafts and activities to do with them.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing on Wednesday, December 13, from 5-8 p.m. at St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, Wayne. A viewing will also be held on Thursday, December 14, from 9-10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will be at St. Ann's Cemetery, Phoenixville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Isaac Jogues, 50 W. Walker Rd, Wayne, PA 19087, in memory of Elizabeth Aquilante, or to Camilla Hall, 1145 W. King Road, Immaculata, PA 19345. Published in Daily Local News on Dec. 10, 2017

Betty Anne was the granddaughter of Alice Tinneny and Cornelius Hart and the great-granddaughter of Patrick “Yankee Pat” Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland; Greenock, Scotland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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