Bette Louise Fenimore

(October 6, 1930 – February 16, 2014)

Bette was like a mother but with more frosting, a garden of love grew within her heart, she never ran out of hugs or cookies…simply put, she was “mom mom”. Her favorite days were always those spent with the grandkids; trips to Phillies games, the circus, the Ice Capades or just a weekend at her home in Delanco were great excuses to spoil them. But, her love of family was never restricted to any given generation, she doted on them equally. Come Sunday all were invited for dinner. Always the cordial host, Bette was there to greet everyone at the front door as they arrived and treat them to her baked macaroni and apple pie. Black Friday wasn’t for shopping. It was for baking Christmas Cookies…as was every day after until the week of the 25th. When deer season came around, she and the other “hunting wives” made the most of the time. Given, this meant trips to Aruba, Caribbean cruises, Bermuda and even Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone while the men were in the woods. When not traveling, she was an active member of America Legion Post 115 Ladies’ Auxiliary in Beverly.
Bette grew up on the same block as a boy named Marcus. By their late teens they were dating, and before Mark left to serve in the Military, they were engaged. Wed in 1953, together their lives were blessed by their children: Kathi Rossi (Mike), Bette Lou Grob (Dean), and Mary Jane Offord (the late Jeff), all of Riverside, and again by their grandchildren: Krystin (Joe), Shaun (Kristy), Heather, Kolleen, Amanda, Michael, Brian, Ryan, Bridget, Shawn, Shannon, Patrick and Kasey as well as by their 8 great-grandchildren.
Come celebrate Bette’s 83 wonderful years (Oct. 6, 1930 – Feb. 16, 2014) Thursday from 6-8 PM and Friday from 9:30-10:30 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, 337 Bridgeboro St., Riverside. The Service will follow at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 S. Fairview St., Riverside. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Life Choice Hospice 200 Campbell Dr., Suite 106 Willingboro, NJ 08046. –

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