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Betty Marie Previglian

July 19, 1929 — December 11, 2023


Allegany- Betty Marie Wilbur Previglian “Loving Mother, Grandmother & Sister”

Betty Marie Previglian of Cranberry Court formerly of Valley View Estates, South 9 Mile Road went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 11, 2023 at her home.

Betty was born July 19, 1929 to Ira O Wilbur-Cooper and Pauline Eymer Wilbur in Belmont.  On August 15, 1950 she married her husband of 60 years, Thomas L. Previglian who went to be with the Lord on December 26, 2010.

 Betty’s family moved to Friendship when she was 5 years old where she graduated from Friendship Central School class of 1947.  She held multiple jobs throughout her long life. Betty was not shy of working and gave everything her best, always loving to learn and serve. She was bookkeeper at Friendship Dairies, Inc.. Betty was a self-taught seamstress with a in home dressmaking and alterations business for over 30 years, as well as working for Segall's and 7&9 Dress Shops. Over the years, she worked part-time as a dental assistant and held jobs at the Olean Medical Group, Exchange Bank and at a retail store up until age 75 while also caring for her mother-in-law in her home. In her 80's, she served as an election inspector for Cattaraugus County.

When Betty's children began school, she became active in Olean Parent Teacher's Association (PTA) Council, Southwestern District Director and Publicity Chairman. Desiring to serve the community more, she ran twice as a candidate to the Olean Board of Education. Betty became an Honorary Life member of the NYSPTA. She served for 10 or more years as a Campfire Girl Leader, and volunteered time for over 25 years to the March of Dimes (MOD) serving as ward captain, city chairman, Cattaraugus County Education Chairman and Publicity Chairman. When a nationwide Key '73 movement was launched by the Billy Graham Association, Betty was a member of the executive committee responsible for writing weekly articles to the Olean Times Herald on the activities taking place with the combined efforts of churches in Olean, Allegany, Portville and Hinsdale. Betty believed that the church is one foundation and echoed that conviction in her life and while President of Church Women United.

Betty was talented and passionate about singing since childhood. She sang in the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church choir for many years and occasionally with the Keynote and Community Choruses. Music was a great part of her life. Playing the piano and singing gave her great joy, especially at home around Christmas time with family surrounding the piano singing Christmas carols.

Betty loved spending time with her family and friends, serving them by excelling in cooking, baking, and canning a variety of foods to give as gifts. She was an avid gardener, loved bowling, being on several leagues over her younger years. Other past-times include; crossword puzzles, cryptograms, jigsaw puzzles, Mexican Train Dominoes, never missing Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, the Buffalo Bills and St. Bonaventure basketball. Betty was known for her extensive collection of Department 56 displays, bringing. Christmas to the living room all year round.

Betty's devotion to Jesus was birthed from childhood. She was committed to praying for others, reading her Bible and Christian literature daily, as well as holding Bible studies in her home.

Betty was especially interested in end-time prophecy and waiting for the return of The Lord. Her greatest joy in later years was to share her God inspired writings with others and sending encouraging words and cards. No matter her circumstance in life, she always felt blessed and loved by God, family and friends and wanted others to feel blessed too.

Betty is survived by; 4 children: Todd (Taresa) Previglian, Terry (John) Rogosienski, Tina (Bruce) George, Tonya Previglian and step-daughter-in-law Darla Chambers; 7 Grandchildren, Thomas Previglian, Christopher (Logan) Previglian, Chad (Jessica) Rogosienski, David (Jessica) Previglian, Scott Rogosienski, Kara (Christopher) Rosenker, and Lauren George; 3 step granddaughters, Crystal (Bob) Brooks, Jessica Carro, and Nicole Stier-Dowdell; 13 great-grandchildren, Liam, Mary, Noah, Maggie, Grayson, Cooper, Daniel, Madison and Abigail Previglian, Ryan Rogosienski, Vivienne, Gwenyth and Penelope Rosenker; 5 step great-grandchildren, Destiny, Nicholas, Jayden, Noah, Adeline; step great great grandchild, Ezlynn; brother, Robert Cooper; sister, Barbara Edwards-Conk, and many nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Previglian; 2 step-sons, Thomas Chambers and Edward Stier; infant granddaughter, Jamie E. George and infant grandson, John A. Rogosienski; brother, Malcom Cooper; sister-in-laws, Connie and Norene Cooper; brother-in-law, Gordon Conk.

Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., on Thursday, December 21, 2023 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.  A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 22, 2023 at 10:00am at United Pentecostal Church, 1100 Homer Street, the Pastor Steven Beattie will officiate. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, CompassCare Pregnancy Services, 1230 Eggert Rd, Buffalo, NY 14226; Make A Wish Foundation, 707 Grant St # 3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219; United Pentecostal Church, 1100 Homer Street, Olean, NY 14760 or a charity of the donors choice.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc. - Olean

646 E State St, Olean, NY 14760

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

United Penecostal Church

1100 Homer Street, Olean, NY 14760

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