Veronica (Bonnie) Batman (nee Amelio)
CUYAHOGA FALLS – Veronica (Bonnie) Batman (nee Amelio), 86, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 13, 1936 in Akron to the late Joseph and Cecelia Amelio. Bonnie graduated from North High School in 1953, where she enjoyed cheerleading, dancing and planning class reunions. She began her secretarial career with the Akron Board of Education, met and married Edward, her husband of 64 years, then left the working world to raise their four children in Cuyahoga Falls. In 1974, she returned to the workforce for the Woodridge Local School District and retired with 24 years of service as their elementary school secretary.
Bonnie had the privilege of being a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, a neighbor on Carter’s Grove Road and a parent in the Woodridge School System. These communities introduced her to many lifelong friends that shared in her love of parties, dancing and gambling. She also cherished family vacations to the beach and especially to Walt Disney World. She volunteered many hours for the Woodridge Booster Club and spent Friday nights taking tickets for the football games.
In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward II, and son, Edward III. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sandra Batman of Ventura, CA; daughters, Michelle (Rick) Schmock of Middleburg Heights, Lisa (David) Bates of Cuyahoga Falls, Susan (Scott) Decker of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren Eddie, Kate, Richie (Rachael), Keira, Matthew, Mitchell, Joshua and Abigail; great-grandchildren Stella, Clara and Tressel; sister Patricia Blasio; and many nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 7, at 10:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Interment at Northampton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hennessy Funeral Home, 552 N. Main Street, Akron, on Sunday, November 6 from 3:00 to 7:00.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Bonnie’s name to the Woodridge Booster Club, 4440 Quick Road, Peninsula, OH 44264.