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Bettie H. Mele

October 31, 1925 - January 29, 2017

Bettie H. Mele (nee Papso), age 91, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1962, passed on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville, IL. She was born on October 31, 1925 in Tarentum, PA, loving daughter of the late John and Catherine Papso.

Beloved wife of 58 years to the late Romeo Mele, whom she married April 30, 1949 and who preceded her in death on June 9, 2007, beloved mother of Barb Benedetti, Jan Enck, John (Anne) Mele all of Naperville, IL and the late Dennis Mele, adored grandmother of Bill (Alicia) Enck, Brad Benedetti and Erin (Tony D'Angelo) Benedetti, cherished great-grandmother of Camden Enck, dear sister of Paul Papso and the late Sr. Angela Marie Papso, Sr. Eymard Papso, Sr. Melania Papso, Anna Sikora, Vera Cramer, Margaret Schoone, Anthony, Clement and Joseph Papso, fond aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Bettie was a founding member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville and was a former Joliet Dioceses Catholic Woman of the Year Award winner. She enjoyed playing BINGO and baking.

Funeral Information

Private family services were held at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill Street. Naperville, IL.

Interment: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. 

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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