Condolence & Memory Journal

Please provide me with a means to contact the family directly. I knew their mother and would like very much to share my story of their mom.

Posted by JOHN OVALLES - East Greenwich, RI - Friend   December 11, 2017

"Betty Jane" was our neighbor for many years, and my sister's friend. I was sad to read of her passing. My sympathy to her family.

Posted by Marion    June 04, 2017

To the family of BJ Antonello:
I learned today of your mom's passing when I was reading the obituary for her sister Peggy. My sincere condolences for both losses. Your Mom and I were classmates for eight years at St. Mary's School in Pittston. Our paths diverged for some time and then crossed again at Penn State where we would reminisce about our days as "St. Mary's girls." Though we did not keep in touch over the years, I often thought of your Mom, especially when I would pass St. Mary's, or look at old photos, or go up Market Street hill in Pittston. BJ and I - and our other classmates - shared the journey from young school girl to young lady, and I will always cherish my fond memories of her. I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Romayne DeFaveri Grangereau - Exeter, PA - Classmate   June 04, 2017

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I feel privileged that I was able to spend time with BJ last year at the Y. She was always a "light" in my day. She was there with her cancer support group. I began to realize what a walking miracle she was in so many ways. She was the support to everyone else and never sought it for herself. She was a role model for living! She was courageous and determined as she fought her "battle." This battle she did not fight for herself, she fought it for her children and grandchildren. She wanted extra time with them.
She kept her sense of spirit and always made me feel better for having been with her.
Her daughter is a lifelong friend of my daughter Meg and when Meg was married in 2008 it was BJ that helped her choose her gown. It was just beautiful and she was with us that day helping Meg and all of us with our wedding day jitters. She was our wedding angel.
We remember her during Tam and Meg's high school years balancing game attendance and juggling all her duties at her restaurant. She was the heart of it all and it was easy to see that..
I still go to the Y where we bicycled together chatting about our kids, grandchildren and life and it has never been the same. I still see her there with that infectious laugh as she worked hard to keep on living. I will never forget her. Thank you BJ. She is now watching over us all.
I will check in with her often.
With love and sympathy,
Joan Blaschak

Posted by Joan Blaschak - Havertown, PA - Friend   May 30, 2017

Thank you BJ for "30 Years of friendship" that started thru soccer and gave me the most loving and giving friend I ever had. I will miss you so much, but you will always be in my heart and my friend for ever. You will be remembered by all the Severini family.

Posted by Maria Severini - Havertown, PA - Friend   May 28, 2017

Your Mom was my babysitter for a 4 year period of my childhood . She was the prettiest and most fun babysitter I could ever ask for. She had a positive influence on me to be actively involved in high school activities and continue on to pursue a college degree. I have very fond memories of her that I will carry forever in my heart. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time .

Posted by Joyce Adonizio Olsom - Ramona, CA - Family Friend   May 27, 2017

Such a beautiful woman in every way. Condolences to Betty Jane's family. Carol (Insalaco) and Robert Kaluzavich, St. John's class of '67.

Posted by Carol Kaluzavich - Pittston, PA - Classmate   May 27, 2017