SPRINGFIELD – Bette L. Crifasi, 77, of Springfield died at 6:09 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at her home.
She was born May 24, 1930, in Springfield, the daughter of Henry and Lillian Denning Fagg. She married Anthony Joseph Crifasi in 1948; he preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2002. Her parents; infant son, Joseph; daughter, Patrice; and three brothers, William Fagg, Bruce Fagg and Ron Fagg, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Crifasi was a manager for Myers Brothers and worked for Bergner’s as a buyer and in management, retiring after 25 years of service. She was named manager of the year while at Myers Brothers.
She was a member of St. Agnes Church. She enjoyed making artwork, especially painting and drawing and embroidering. She also liked to quilt and read. She was a model for Myers Brothers Department Store.
Surviving are four daughters, Frances (husband, Robert) Craghead of Springfield, Tonna (husband, Steven) Flatt, Christine (husband, Dwayne) Graham and Toni Lynn (husband, Bruce) Dumonceaux, all of Springfield; a son, Joseph (wife, Lisa) Crifasi of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren, Brent Coder, Adam and Rachel Craghead, Tasha Flatt, Tara Tobias, Frankie (wife, Mindy) Kulavic, Jason Dumonceaux, Steven (wife, Amy) Dumonceaux, Ryan (wife, Amy) Dumonceaux, Annamarie Dumonceaux, Georganne and Joseph Crifasi Jr.; eight great-grandchildren, Madison, Tyler, Anthony, Mia Bella, Jade Olivia, Frankie IV, Nolan Michael and Jackson Patrick; a sister, Lois (husband, Robert) Marcus of Brookfield, Ohio; and a brother, Alfred (wife, Dorothy) Fagg of Springfield.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Jallas officiating. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Asthma Adventure Camp, c/o Springfield Chapter; American Lung Association; or the MS Clinic at Koke Mill Medical Center, 3132 Old Jacksonville Road, Springfield, IL 62704.
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