Obituary: Beatrice Castoro

Beatrice (Mannix) Castoro, 93 passed away peacefully on July 20th surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Bordentown, NJ and moved to Hopewell, NJ to the family homestead at age 12. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Trenton, NJ, before marrying the love of her life, Angelo Castoro on June 19, 1949.

Beatrice worked at NJ Bell Telephone Company and later she worked in the family businesses, retiring when she was 85. Though the years she was involved in many local organizations, as a cub scout leader as well as a girl scout leader when her children where young. Beatrice belonged to the St. Michael’s School PTA for 15 years and was the last PTA president, before the school closed. She was a past president of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Woman’s Club of Hopewell. Beatrice was a Charter member of the Hopewell Columbiettes.

For years both Bea and her husband loved to dance and sing, they were involved in the choir at St. Alphonsus Church for years and belonged to the Saturday Evening Dancing Club.

Bea was predeceased by her parents, William and Beatrice Mannix, her husband, Angelo Castoro, her brother William J Mannix, Jr. and her daughter-in-law Kathleen Castoro. She is survived by her son, Sam Castoro, her daughter and son-in-law Maryann and J. Robert Kosiorek. Her grandchildren Stephen Castoro, Elizabeth and Rahul Harish, Alison and Brandon Dellinger, Kelly Bruno and Stacy Dempsey as well as her great- grandchildren: Everly Bruno, Shaylee Dellinger and Bodhi Harish. Bea is also survived by her sister-in-law, Jean D Mannix, her cousin Eileen Sicignano, a special friend, Meg Smith and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 10am to 11am Tuesday, July 26 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 54 E Prospect St, Hopewell, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial be at 11am at the church. Burial will follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Alphonsus Church and/or Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Box 872, Trenton, NJ 08605. Arrangements are by the Cromwell Memorial Home.

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