Elizabeth C. George (Betty), of Philadelphia, PA, was called to her heavenly home on Monday, August 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was 82 years old.
Betty was the beloved wife of Joseph C. George for 56 wonderful years. Born in South Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Amalia Mannino and sister of Carmel & Robert Gabriel, Samuel & Janet Mannino and Cheryl & Paul LaPotin.
She was a wonderful mother to Deborah & John Fetscher and Christina and Raymond Liberatore.
In addition to her loving husband, and children, Betty is survived by her grandchildren Debbie Buriak (Joe), John R. Fetscher, Jr. (Brianne), Carly Liberatore, Kyle Liberatore, Ashley Liberatore, and her great-grandson, Rhoen Shea Fetscher.
Betty’s life was full of adventures. A wife and mother of two daughters, Betty also worked for the Atomic Energy Commission, held top-security clearance at the test site for the A-bomb in the Nevada desert, managed restaurants and danced as a Las Vegas showgirl. This eclectic resume can’t compare to the world that was opened-up to her when she became the concierge at the Warwick Hotel. Never considered a job by Betty, this position gave her great personal satisfaction by making people happy every day. It also gave her the opportunity to travel the world with her husband Joe. The two were welcomed with open arms and open doors throughout the world. They were even blessed with a private audience with Pope John Paul II.
Betty welcomed tourists, celebrities and the people of Philadelphia alike as the concierge of the venerable Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia for over 30 years. With her unforgettable smile Betty brought a European tradition in service to the United States. The first female concierge in the male-dominated profession to have the honor of being a member of the prestigious Les Clefs D’Or. Les Clefs D’Or, meaning the keys of gold, is a selective association of concierges worldwide. Once referred to as a one-woman make-a-wish foundation, Betty was caring for kings, movie stars, presidents and rock stars long before anyone ever heard the word, concierge. Betty’s long list of “contacts” left her with friends around the world who would love and remember her for many years after her retirement.
Betty’s professional life may have been filled with fun and excitement however nothing brought her more joy than sharing her days with her family. Betty created many many great memories with her husband, children, grandchildren and grand puppies that will forever be a treasure to us all.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 10:00-11:00 AM Friday, September 2, 2022 at SS Simon & Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA followed by her Funeral Mass 11:00 AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, PA.
In lieu of flower, memorial contributions are requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/donate.