Bettie (Strickland) LaChiusa

Bettie (Strickland) LaChiusa

WESTFIELD — Bettie (Strickland) LaChiusa, age 91, of Brewer Place, Westfield, passed away, Wednesday morning, October 17, 2019 at the Absolut Care of Westfield following an extended illness.

Bettie was born on April 11, 1928 in Gerry, NY a daughter of the late Oliver K. and Frances (Kelly) Strickland. Bettie was a graduate of Cassadaga Valley High School and had been a Chautauqua County resident all her life.

She was a member of St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church of Westfield. Bettie had been employed by the Copper Corner Boutique in the Chautauqua Institution and at the former Sincerely Yours Dress Shop and Fashion Boutique for many years. She was a member of the Westfield Garden Club, the Gourmet Club and the Lakeshore Center for the Performing Arts. She was known for her style and glamour and was well known to the Westfield Community. Anyone who knew her loved her.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Angelo R. LaChiusa whom she married on Sept. 27, 1952 in Westfield, as well as her daughter Angela Kae LaChiusa-Kent and her husband Todd of Jamestown and her son Dino LaChiusa and his wife Fangjhi of Boston, MA. Bettie was the proud grandmother of Christopher A . (Corrine) Case of Lakewood, NY, Michelle E. Case of Buffalo, NY and Allison M. Newton of Niagara Falls, NY and great grandmother of Cameron and Caroline Case, Maria Bettina Cosarco and Dominic Case. She is further survived by her sister, Janet Balcomb and her brother George “Skip” Strickland.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bettina Marie (LaChiusa) Case, and by her siblings, Oliver Strickland and Barbara McCanna.

At Bettie’s request, all services will be private. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787.