Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Ferreri (née Loeper), 86, of Exeter Township, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, November 11, 2021, at the Berkshire Center where she had been a resident for 3 years.
Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leo Loeper and Cecilia Loeper (née Gieringer). She was the loving wife of John A. Ferreri to whom she was married for 65 years.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters Lynda Ferreri Lesko, wife of Alexander J. Lesko, Mohnton, PA and Julianne L. Ferreri, partner of Edward B. Smith IV, West Lawn, PA; grandsons Dr. Joseph A. Lesko, partner of Christine M. McKeever, Exton, PA and Andrew J. Lesko, Arlington, VA. Betty is also survived by younger brothers Gerald Loeper, husband of Sylvia, Wyomissing, PA and Leo Loeper, husband of Joann, Reading, PA. She was predeceased by eight siblings and their spouses: Valeria Moyer, wife of Robert; Albert Loeper, husband of Madeline; Fred Loeper, husband of Vivian; Robert Loeper, husband of Betty; Delores Spanier, wife of George; Cecilia Rinalli, wife of Harold; Rose Marie “Rosie” Pawelski, wife of Joseph, and Rita Sroka, wife of Bernard. She is also survived by dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Betty also had many “fur” babies and “grand-fur” babies.
She was a graduate of Reading Central Catholic High School and longtime member of Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. Following early work experiences at Carpenter Technology, the original Boscov’s Department Store, and Tom Masano Motors, she was employed for many years at Metropolitan Edison/GPU as a payroll clerk before her retirement. During her retirement, she volunteered at KidsPeace of Temple, PA.
She loved to travel but loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends. Many would remark on Betty’s extraordinarily sweet and kind nature. Of her many gifts, this is perhaps her most memorable.
The family is grateful for the compassionate staff at the Berkshire Center and for the excellent care they gave to Betty.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church Chapel 2427 Perkiomen Ave. Mount Penn, Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 10:00 am. Reverend Monsignor Edward R. Domin, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at the Chapel of Saint George at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive relatives and friends at Saint Catharine of Siena Roman Catholic Church Chapel Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League of Berks County 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508 or Alzheimer’s Association 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Ferreri. Bean Funeral Home 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com
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