Betty E. Gioia, 86

OSWEGO, NY – Betty E. Gioia, 86, of Oswego, died Sunday morning December 24, 2017, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

Betty E. Gioia
Betty E. Gioia

Mrs. Gioia was born in Oswego and was the daughter of the late Edward A. and Hilda Zischke Geers.

She was the widow of the late Stephen Gioia Sr., who died in 1997.

Mrs. Gioia was a lifetime member of the Grace Lutheran Church.

She was a sports enthusiast and an avid Oswego Speedway fan.

She was a member of the City of Oswego Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Kathy A. (Marge Meyer) Gioia of Sodus; sons, Stephen (Sue) Gioia and Donald (Chris) Gioia both of Oswego; four grandchildren, Chad Gioia, Stephen Gioia III, Chelsea (John) Randall and Stacy Gioia; and one great-grandson, Max Randall.

Funeral services will take place 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church.

Calling hours will be held Thursday 4-7 p.m. at the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.

Spring burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Paws Across Oswego County, 2035 County Route 1, Oswego, NY 13126 or the Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 201 E. Sixth St., Oswego, NY 13126.


  1. So very sorry to learn of Mrs. Gioia’s passing. I had the true pleasure of meeting her some years ago during Classic Weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time…

  2. Kathy and family, we were so sorry to hear about your mom! She was a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We have moved to Texas so won’t be able to come to calling hours, but you will be in our thoughts.
    Kayln and Ronnie Sharp

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