Elizabeth A. (Tamburo) DiSanzo

April 17, 2008

Elizabeth A. (Tamburo) DiSanzo

ELIZABETH A. “BETTY” (TAMBURO) DiSANZO – in Woburn, April 17th. Beloved wife of Anthony V. DiSanzo. Devoted mother of Deborah Eldracher and her husband Kurt of Andover. Dear sister of John Tamburo of Brighton, Joanne DiFiore of S. Dennis, and Theresa LaMattina of Watertown. Loving grandmother of Emelie Eldracher. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, April 19th at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Brigid Church, 1979 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. Donations may be made in her memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institite, 10 Brookline Place, West Sixth Fl, Boston, MA 02115.

OBITUARY:

Elizabeth A. (Tamburo) “Betty” DiSanzo, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed awayThursday, April 17th, at the Aberjona Nursing Center after a long illness. The beloved wife of Anthony V. DiSanzo , she was seventy-three years of age. Born in Brighton, Betty as she was lovingly known, was the daughter of the late Oreste and Mary (Centola) Tamburo. She was a graduate of Brighton High School, Class of ’52 and began a career in the corporate world. During this time, she met her husband, Anthony, at her cousin’s wedding after which they dated for five years. Their romance was interrupted by Anthony’s enlistment in the military, but they were reunited upon completion of his service. After marrying they resided in Somerville for one year and then settled in Woburn, which has been their home since 1960. They lived on the West Side, where they raised their daughter. During the summer months, they vacationed in New Seabury on the Cape where Betty particularly enjoyed bicycling and golfing and would rarely miss a fairway. Betty was a natural homemaker, a gifted cook, Italian food was her specialty, and a talented seamstress. In addition to making her own clothing, she also made clothing for her daughters dolls. In later years, Betty and her husband were blessed with a granddaughter, Emelie, with whom she was extremely close. She played games and read with her, taught her to cook and bake at an early age and together created wonderful pizzas.

Betty was also a talented decorator and after many years of working, she decided to pursue her interest in interior design. In 1994, she graduated from Newbury College with an Associates Degree in Interior Design and took a position with a design firm in Boston. A few years later, she opened her own design business, Kensington Design, which she operated from her home up until last year when her health failed.

Betty is lovingly survived by her husband, Anthony V. DiSanzo, to whom she was devoted for forty-eight years, her daughter Deborah Eldracher and her husband Kurt of Andover, her siblings John Tamburo of Brighton, Joanne DiFiore of S. Dennis, and Theresa LaMattina of Watertown and her cherished granddaughter, Emelie Eldracher. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday April 19th at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Brigid’s Church, 1979 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington at Calling hours will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton. Donations may be made in Betty’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West Sixth Fl, Boston, MA 02115

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Tony, Treasa, Joanne, Johnny and all the family. Betty and I go way back to So. Waverly St. in Brighton. We grew up together, played dolls, hop scotch, sleded on the hill at the field,played hide & Seek and many other childhood games. We also made our First Holy Communion the same day. I have a precious picture of us at that time. It is so sad to hear of her passing. God Bless You All.
    Joan McVey Rodenski
    14 Lakeshore Dr. Yalaha, Fl. 34797

  2. My deepest sympathy to Tony, Treasa, Joanne, Johnny and all the family. Betty and I go way back to So. Waverly St. in Brighton. We grew up together, played dolls, hop scotch, sleded on the hill at the field,played hide & Seek and many other childhood games. We also made our First Holy Communion the same day. I have a precious picture of us at that time. It is so sad to hear of her passing. God Bless You All.

  3. To Deborah & family,
    Our deepest condolences for the passing of your mother. May all the happy memories help you heal through this difficult time.

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