In memory of
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cosgrove Denault
In memory of
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cosgrove Denault
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cosgrove Denault, formerly of Eltingville, passed away on April 2nd at Mary Washington University Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. She lived on Staten Island for 84 years and for the last six in the home of her daughter Suzanne, of Stafford, Virginia. Betty was a proud native Staten Islander who grew up surrounded by a large Irish Catholic family. Betty loved to get together for backyard barbeques with her husband and children, her many brothers and sisters and their spouses, and her more than two dozen nieces and nephews. Betty and her siblings also kept the family close through their weekly bowling league at Sunset Lanes on Richmond Avenue, their monthly bridge club, and other local outings. Betty was born on April 27th, 1930, to Gerald and Alice Cosgrove of Davis Avenue, West Brighton, Staten Island. She attended Sacred Heart School and was a 1948 graduate of Saint Peter's High School. Upon graduation, she commuted by ferry while working various office jobs in lower Manhattan. She married Robert A. Denault, Jr., of East New York, Brooklyn, in 1953. The couple lived in Brooklyn for a time and settled finally in Eltingville on Woods of Arden Road, living there for over fifty years. Betty and Bob raised their four children in the Catholic faith and were parishioners of The Church of the Holy Child, Eltingville. Upon Bob's death in 2014, Betty relocated with her intellectually disabled daughter, Jeanmarie to Stafford, Va., to live with her other daughter Suzanne and her family. The eldest of eight children, Betty is survived by her sisters Maryalice, Jane, and Kathleen and her brother Gerald. Betty was predeceased by her brothers John, Thomas, and Edward, her brothers-in-law Richard Joinson, Theodore Lee and Jack Denault and her sister-in-law Ann Foran Cosgrove. Also surviving Betty are her children Robert, Edward, Jeanmarie and Suzanne; her grandchildren Erica, Gina, Deanna, Zachary, Justin, Aynsleigh, Christopher, and Gustavo; her great-grandchildren Caden, Chloe, Olive, Malorie, Lincoln, Valorie, Luke, Delilah, and Ella; her brother-in-law Vincent Kliesch; her sisters-in-law Leonora Poliseno Cosgrove, Ann Edwards Cosgrove, and Moira MacDougall Denault; her daughter-in-law Lisa Andrews Denault; her son-in-law Michael Escher; and her 27 nieces and nephews. A wake will be held at The Harmon Funeral Home on Forest Avenue, Staten Island, on Wednesday, April 7th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart on Castleton Avenue at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 8th. Following the Mass will be the interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery on Clove Road.
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In memory of
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cosgrove Denault
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Cosgrove Denault, formerly of Eltingville, passed away on April 2nd at Mary Washington University Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia, after a brief illness. She was 90 years old. She lived on Staten Island for 84 years and for the last six in the home of her daughter Suzanne, of Stafford, Virginia. Betty was a proud native Staten Islander who grew up surrounded by a large Irish Catholic family. Betty loved to get together for backyard barbeques with her husband and children, her many brothers and sisters and their spouses, and her more than two dozen nieces and nephews. Betty and her siblings also kept the family close through their weekly bowling league at Sunset Lanes on Richmond Avenue, their monthly bridge club, and other local outings. Betty was born on April 27th, 1930, to Gerald and Alice Cosgrove of Davis Avenue, West Brighton, Staten Island. She attended Sacred Heart School and was a 1948 graduate of Saint Peter's High School. Upon graduation, she commuted by ferry while working various office jobs in lower Manhattan. She married Robert A. Denault, Jr., of East New York, Brooklyn, in 1953. The couple lived in Brooklyn for a time and settled finally in Eltingville on Woods of Arden Road, living there for over fifty years. Betty and Bob raised their four children in the Catholic faith and were parishioners of The Church of the Holy Child, Eltingville. Upon Bob's death in 2014, Betty relocated with her intellectually disabled daughter, Jeanmarie to Stafford, Va., to live with her other daughter Suzanne and her family. The eldest of eight children, Betty is survived by her sisters Maryalice, Jane, and Kathleen and her brother Gerald. Betty was predeceased by her brothers John, Thomas, and Edward, her brothers-in-law Richard Joinson, Theodore Lee and Jack Denault and her sister-in-law Ann Foran Cosgrove. Also surviving Betty are her children Robert, Edward, Jeanmarie and Suzanne; her grandchildren Erica, Gina, Deanna, Zachary, Justin, Aynsleigh, Christopher, and Gustavo; her great-grandchildren Caden, Chloe, Olive, Malorie, Lincoln, Valorie, Luke, Delilah, and Ella; her brother-in-law Vincent Kliesch; her sisters-in-law Leonora Poliseno Cosgrove, Ann Edwards Cosgrove, and Moira MacDougall Denault; her daughter-in-law Lisa Andrews Denault; her son-in-law Michael Escher; and her 27 nieces and nephews. A wake will be held at The Harmon Funeral Home on Forest Avenue, Staten Island, on Wednesday, April 7th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass will be held at the Church of the Sacred Heart on Castleton Avenue at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 8th. Following the Mass will be the interment at Saint Peter's Cemetery on Clove Road.
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