Betty Jane Trinquero, age 84, died peacefully in her sleep on December 6th, at Potomac Manor Care. She was born on September 8th, 1935 in Caldwell, Ohio to Lucy and William Schockling. Betty attended school and graduated from Caldwell High.
She then traveled to Mobile, Alabama where she worked & met her spouse, Frank Trinquero. They were married in 1955 in Portsmouth, Va.
Soon afterward mom and dad moved to the Washington, D.C. area and started their family. They eventually settled in Rockville, Md where they were parishioners at St. Elizabeth's Church. Mom's collection of Angels in the family room were always a reminder of her strong faith.
Betty is proceeded in death by her parents, all of her siblings: Ralph, Harold, Lola, Evelyn, Eileen and Eddie and her husband of 39 years, Frank. Betty is survived by her four children, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren:
William (Susan) Trinquero: grandchildren- Paul (Katie)-great-grandson: Noah, Mark, and John (Elena)
Douglas Trinquero: grandson -DJ (Mandy) great-grandchildren: Brianna, Mallory & Bella
Nancy Trinquero Sprynczynatyk: grandchildren- Andrea (Mike)-great-grandchildren: Kaylee & McKenna,
Ryan (Courtney)-great-grandchildren: Zoey & Greysen, and Austin (Tucker)
Elaine Trinquero (John) Schoemer: grandchildren- Amanda (Tony)-great-grandchildren: Penny and Molly,
Andrew and Lucy.
Betty lived a full life and spent special times with family and friends. Mom left us with many fond memories. Christmastime was always special because of my mom. As a busy, working mom of four children she still found time to create traditions that will continue for generations. We remember sitting around the table decorating traditional Christmas cookies with icing and sprinkles, listening to nonstop Christmas music and exchanging cherished family time. Our home was transformed into the magic of Christmas with decorations and lights. Even though we didn't have a real chimney, mom and dad made one where we could hang our stockings. Mom put out her nativity set, Christmas Village, and train set. These traditions are carried on by our families. We are forever thankful.
Mom also loved travel. She and Dad shared this love. As kids, they took us across the United States in a converted school bus for an 8-week adventure. This is something none of us will ever forget. Over the last 25 years, her love for travel led her around the world. She was so independent and active, taking life to the fullest. She took trips with her tour groups, and also took special trips with family. Mom was an inspiration.
Memorial services will be held at:
Saint Elizabeth's Catholic Church
917 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
Saturday, March 21st
Celebratory Mass 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Celebration of life gathering immediately in the reception Hall
1:30pm – 3:30pm