Betty Lupo passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on Oct. 30, 2017, at the age of 62.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, John Lupo; daughters Lori Maruska (Stefan), Montesano, April Spencer (Mikey), Aberdeen, Lisa Baker (Adam), Cosmopolis; grandchildren Johnny, Aidan, Ryan, Madisyn, and Madden; mother Betty Middleton, Hoquiam; siblings George Middleton (Jan), Montesano, Jesse Middleton (Debbie) Carlisle, John Middleton (Marie), Hoquiam, James Middleton (Lisa), Montesano, Teddy Middleton (Teddy Jr.), Montesano, Myrt McDougall (Jack and Tyler), Aberdeen, Mandy Tolle (Chelsea), Aberdeen, and Dee Middleton, Drayton, N.D; and many adoring nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Earl Middleton, nephew Daryn Tolle, mother and father in law Patsy and Laura Lupo.
Betty was born on April 12, 1955, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Earl and Betty Middleton. She attended North Beach High School and graduated from Wishkah High School in 1973. She then earned a degree in cosmetology from Dewitt’s Beauty College, where she would eventually teach. Betty met John while working in Alaska, and they were married soon after. They later moved to Aberdeen, where they built their family and business, John Lupo Construction Inc. from the ground up.
In 2011, Betty and John purchased the home of her dreams, where she loved to entertain friends and family. On the fourth of July, Betty would light up the sky in her backyard, with many onlookers. Sundays at the Lupo home were filled with love, family and her amazing food (lucky were those who got to taste her lasagna, but “the gravy”…). She took great pride in gardening and maintaining her home, but her passion for travel was undeniable. Whether in Mexico with her sisters and daughters, on a Mediterranean cruise with her husband, taking in a game of baseball, or visiting family in New York City—no matter where she was, Betty’s love for life was infectious.
If a single word were to describe Betty, it would be selfless. To her, family was everything. She spent her entire life making sure those around her were happy and cared for. To Betty’s family, she was the matriarch.
A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. at the Little Creek Casino, Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish Room. A reception will follow. Condolences can be sent to John Lupo Construction, 411 E. State, Aberdeen, WA.
Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on line guest register at www.colemanmortuary.net.