Donna E. Bettini, 74 of Pinehurst passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 26 after a long and valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Peekskill, NY on May 26, 1943, she was the daughter of David and Olga Cleveland. Her brother David and sister Patricia predeceased her.  She retired from IBM after 30years of service to the company and worked throughout Westchester County during that time.  Donna and her husband moved to Pinehurst in 1996.

She is survived by her husband Richard, of Pinehurst and by her two sisters-in-law, Carmen Karisch of Texas and Karen Cleveland of NY.  Donna is also survived by her two nephews, Scott and Craig Karisch of Texas and her niece, Kendra Trueba of Texas, as well as two grandnieces Ava and Emma Trueba and her grandnephew Trevor Karisch of Texas.

Donna enjoyed her word seek games and crosswords as well as reading her gossip magazines.  She traveled to Italy many times and enjoyed traveling with her husband.

A memorial service will be held at the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM as well as a future date in NY, where she will be interred.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Humane Society of the US at 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 450 Washington, DC 20037

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Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.

Mrs. Bettini’s family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers at Sandhills Sentinel.

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