Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" (Letras) Sclafani, also fondly known as "Yiayia.", age 87, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Winchester Hospital in Winchester. She was the loving wife of Frank J. Sclafani with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Angelina (Marcou) Letras. Mrs. Sclafani worked at G.E. Riverworks during World War II, followed by many years as a devoted homemaker. She also spent 11 years working in retail for Ames in Saugus. Betty was a firm believer that everything important in life revolved around family and friends. She enjoyed sketching, traveling, caring for her grandchildren, and the companionship of her beloved cat Poe.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, Diane Strain and her fiancé Craig Minarik of Braintree, Thomas Sclafani and his wife Maryann of Revere, and Robert Sclafani and his wife Donna of PA; seven grandchildren, Derek and Chris Strain, and Meredith, Eric, Elizabeth, Justin and Ryan Sclafani; four great grandchildren, Kali, Lennon, Gabriella, and Lyla; sister in-law of Marie, Edith and James Sclafani. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Anthony and Nicholas Letras.
You may send flowers or donate in her memory to St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common St, Lynn, MA 01902.
Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave, Saugus on Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 54 South Common Street, Lynn at 10 a.m. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 p.m. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
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