Reha Elizabeth (Betty) Cannerelli, 89, of 760 E. Monroe St., Apt. A4, Little Falls, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown.
She was born on Nov/ 2, 1924 in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Bryant and Hazel (White) Kelly. She was a graduate of Little Falls High School and the New York School of Nursing, New York City.
She was married at onetime to Harold Montana, and was later united in marriage to Louis Cannerelli, who predeceased her.
Mrs. Cannerelli was employed as a registered nurse in New York City hospitals for many years and was later employed in the same capacity, until her retirement, by St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica. After her retirement she continued nursing in private home care.
She is survived by her sons, Alvin Montana, of Little Falls, and Ronald Montana, of Rock Hill, SC; her daughters; Coralu Janie (Montana) Showalter and her husband, Ted, of Canastota and Debbie Knight and her husband, John, of New Hartford; step-sons, Steve Cannerelli, of Ovid, and Louis Cannerelli and Kenneth Cannerelli, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brother; Francis Kelly, of Little Falls, and sister, Florence Baker, of Ilion; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Rev. Lt. Col. David A Montana, U.S. Air Force, in 2005, and by her brothers, William and Bryant Kelly, and sisters, Vera Kraszewski, Mary Bokowski and Rose Jones.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. from Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Lawless, of Holy Family Parish Church, Little Falls, officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and to attend the funeral services to follow.
Online remembrances www.chapmanmoser.com.