She attended school in Westfield and Bradford, PA and married Julius A Mele on January 16, 1954 and together they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until Mr. Mele died on August 9, 1995. Betty had been the Manager of the Magnolia Motel and Chautauqua Lake Storage for many years and had also worked for Westfield Academy and Central Schools for over 14 years on the CUstodial Department. She had been a member of the former St. James Major Roman Catholic Church of Westfield and was a Life Member of the Wm. P. Jackway VFW Post 6764 Auxillary, also of Westfield. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, crocheting and playing Canasta.