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Josephine Oporto

Josephine "Betty" Elizabeth Oporto

Monday, April 13th, 1936 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Josephine “Betty” Elizabeth Oporto, 83, passed away with her family by her side on April 5, 2020. She was born in Valley Stream, NY to the late Herbert and Elizabeth Peterson Zier. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Calvin and Donald Zier. Betty was selfless and very active in her community, volunteering for 20 years at the Senior Center in Chesapeake, VA. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend who was always willing to help without hesitation whenever she was needed, for the word “no” wasn’t in her vocabulary.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 63 years, Robert F. Oporto, Sr.; children, Robert F. Oporto, Jr. (Tammy); Donna Drew (Mark) and Wayne Oporto (Catherine); grandchildren, Lynda, Lisa, Mark, Danielle, Andrew, Anthony, Heather and Ross; sister, Jean Hall and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Please visit her Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to leave a note to the family.

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Pam Bowden

Posted at 02:37pm
Pam Bowden
I am so sorry for your loss. Betty (Nanny) was a fine lady who loved and cared for her family with a giving heart.
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Donna karatas

Posted at 05:38pm
Her spirt will remain with you Avery single day appearing as a rainbow or as ocean waves at play. Love and gods blessing. Donna and Joseph
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Lynda Maschue

Posted at 06:18pm
My grandmother was the most loving, caring, and AMAZING person I could have ever asked to have as a grandma! Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her! She has been there for me through ALL my ups and downs, and I am so thankful that she was able to see me marry the love of my life and was able to come see our new home. My life will never be the same, as now I have to go through all new ups and downs without her. But I know that while she is not with me physically- she will ALWAYS be with me in spirit! I love you grandma!! I’m so thankful that those were our last words to one another ❤️
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cynthia nardin

Posted at 10:39am
I will miss your kind gentle ways, Betty and your spirited Holiday greetings that proudly highlighted the yearly adventures of the Oporto family !
With fond memories, I offer love and prayers at this difficult time, for the "Diesel Chaser", as we New Yorker's refer to Bob, and all your beautiful family.
Cindy Nardin "SHY-1"
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Calvin Zier's: Glenn, Carol, Teri, Jeff, Nancy, and Linda

Posted at 07:26pm
Sent with love and remembrance of Aunt Betty. Thinking of you all. Love, The Calvin Zier's: Glenn, Carol, Teri, Jeff, Nancy, and Linda.
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