Elizabeth Ann " Betty" De Rosa


Elizabeth Ann “Betty” De Rosa (Wurst), 83, of Paramus, NJ passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. Born in Jersey City and raised in Hoboken she resided in Paramus for 56 years.  She was a parishioner of the Church of the Annunciation in Paramus.  An avid traveler, Betty loved animals, holidays and spending time with family and friends.  Betty will be remembered best as someone who made her home everyone’s home.      

Beloved wife of Arthur J. De Rosa.  Loving and devoted mother of Arthur P. De Rosa and wife Susan.  Diana Murphy and husband Thomas and Rosemarie Richardsen and husband Marten.  Cherished grandmother of Garrett Murphy, Angela Araneo and husband Giovanni, Lucille Murphy and husband Shane Healy, Arthur De Rosa, Derrick and Colin Murphy, Kody, Rhonda, Thomas Richardsen and Jessica Harmon and husband Jeffery.  Adored great grandmother of Audrey, Gemma, Gavin, Ariana, Nico and Della.  Dear sister of Harry Wurst and the late Eleanor Linnus.  Caring aunt of Joanne Subervi.  She is also survived by her dearest Mary Kate and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 201-797-3500.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:30 AM at Church of the Annunciation, 50 West Midland Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652.  Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.    

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty may be made to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., 2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436.  

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Thank you for all the memories of my mom, taking the time to share these memories and the overwhelming support from friends and family. My mom loved and enjoyed her family, friends and friends of her friends :) . She would have been overjoyed to think that she sparked so many wonderful memories and made so many smile.
Rosemarie Richardsen
God Bless you Aunt Betty you will be greatly missed by everyone who loved you especially me. My prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.. God bless love, Debbie and Joan xxoo
Deborah DeRosa
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry we know how hard it is to lose your Mother. I always say at least we have the great memories. That you will never lose.
Francis and Janette Ventura
It’s hard missing someone who always welcomed me into her house and as part of the family. Thank you! for your friendship! and for the great! times I will always cherish,❤️
Rein Richardsen
Dear Angela, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Grandmother. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers. With sympathy, Phyllis
Phyllis Puzio
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