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Elizabeth J. "Betty" Hannahs Dondero
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1930
Death: Aug. 24, 2010


Elizabeth J. "Betty" Dondero (Hannahs), 80, of Vineland died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010.

Born in Pennsauken, Betty lived in Vineland for 57 years. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis C. "Bud" Dondero. Betty received her R.N. from Misericordia School of Nursing and worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden prior to marrying Bud and moving to Vineland. While raising their five children, she worked side by side with him, making a success of their family business, Dondero's Jewelry.

Betty was passionate about her volunteer work, most recently at South Jersey Healthcare HospiceCare, Twice Loved Treasures Thrift Shop, and the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center Same Day Surgery Unit. Over the years, she volunteered as the school nurse for St. Rose of Lima School and Our Lady of Mercy Academy, both in Newfield, as well as for the American Red Cross Blood Bank. Additionally, she assisted with the school lunch program at Notre Dame Regional School and with bingo at St. Rose of Lima Church. Betty was a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the North Vineland Fire Hall and was a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newfield. Betty's greatest joys were her children and grandchildren, and she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends.

In addition to her husband, Bud, Betty was predeceased by her brother, the Rev. Norman G. Hannahs, CSSp; and her sons-in-law, Marty Waldron and Mark Yetsko.

She will be forever loved by her children, Beth Dondero-Garvey (Kevin) of Somers Point, Kathy Waldron of Galloway, Ken Dondero (Julie) of Vineland, Sue Dondero-Skeels (Dave) of Petersburg and Mary Jablonski (Robert) of Vineland; and grandchildren, Matthew and Patrick Yetsko, Jesse and Brian Dondero, Sarah Dondero-Skeels, David Waldron and Kristin Jablonski.

A church visitation will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima Church, 104 Catawba Ave., Newfield.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Vineland.

Donations in her memory may be made to South Jersey Healthcare HospiceCare, P.O. Box 160, Bridgeton, NJ 08302; or to St. Rose of Lima Church, 104 Catawba Ave., Vineland, NJ 08360.

Arrangements are entrusted to Wainwright-Bernhardt Funeral Home in Vineland.
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Cumberland County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Keith Allen
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59567426
Elizabeth J. Betty <i>Hannahs</i> Dondero
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A nurse's work is never done. She is God's healing hands.
- Linda Davis
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