Isabelle "Billie" DellaBitta, of Marion Connecticut and Pine Island, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 19th 2022 at the age of 94. She was born on January 16, 1928 in Queens, NY, one of 5 girls, to her parents, the late Joseph and Beatrice Leahy. The love of her life Edward DellaBitta predeceased her in 2013.
Isabelle is survived by her 3 sisters; Barbara Burkhardt of Southington, CT, Geraldine Fasulo of Florida and Jackie McMann of Florida. She was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Brooks.
Isabelle was blessed with a long and full life. She overcame a serious accident as a young girl with determination and a positive attitude that would define her life. Her friends called her Billie; she was a fun and beautiful lady. She loved life and shared it with Edward for over 64 years. She was devoted to him and to her son Tom and daughter Nancy. Together they met all of life’s challenges and shared in it’s rewards.
Billie loved playing golf with her friends at Chippanee Golf Club in Bristol, Connecticut and during her winters at Alden Pines Golf Course in Bokeelia, FL. On one very lucky day at Alden Pines she made a Hole in One. She displayed the plaque of that accomplishment for years to come.
Isabelle was a talented artist. Many of her oil paintings are in the homes of her children and grandchildren today. She developed a love and lifelong hobby for collecting antiques and decorated her Marion CT. circa 1802 home. Billie was an active member for many years at the Plantsville Congregational Church. She was an animal lover and always had a favorite dog who she showered her affections on.
Isabelle is survived by her son Thomas DellaBitta, and his wife Lynda of Marion CT, her daughter Nancy King and husband Don of Sandwich MA; grandchildren, Thomas DellaBitta Jr. and his wife Ashley and their four children, Alana, Tommy, Anthony and Tristen of Marion CT; Andrea Deluca and her husband Frank and son Frank Jr. of Naples FL; Lindsey King Wasmer and her husband Brandon and their son Bennett of Littleton, MA and John King and Yelena Yegorova of Fort Myers, FL.
In her later years while living at the Orchards in Southington, Billie had a loving care giver, Rejoice Anson, who provided her with care and companionship. Our family will be forever grateful for her love and dedication which brought comfort to our entire family.
Services will be held privately at the request of the family. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.