OBITUARY

Elizabeth A. Anderson

November 11, 1927May 4, 2011

Elizabeth (Betty) Tansey Anderson of Clinton, CT., passed away peacefully on May 4, 2011, at CT Hospice, Branford, CT, with her family at her side. A daughter of the late Joseph William and Sophie Piascik Tansey, she is survived by her children, Susan A. Lowe, Alan L. (Deborah) Anderson, Nancy J. (Jeff) Popp, all of Clinton, CT, Carl J. Anderson (Rose Wood), of Verona WI, and Steven J. (Lisa) Anderson, of Westbrook, CT, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Milton (Andy) Anderson, brother William J. Tansey, sister Marian C. Tansey, son-in-law Charles M. Lowe and grandson David J. Norrie. Betty was proud to have been honored by her admission to East Haven High School’s Hall of Fame as the first female class President (1945), and served on her class reunion committee for 65 years. She earned her teaching degree at New Haven State Teacher’s College (now SCSU), and taught third grade at Nathan Hale School, New Haven, becoming an assistant teacher in the Clinton school system for over 25 years. She was a member of the New Haven Jaycees/Jaycee-ettes, and served as President of St. Mary’s Altar Society for several years. Betty was a fun-loving friend to many, getting together with her high school and college friends regularly throughout the years. Many of her former students kept in touch with her, and she had a very special place in her heart for her beloved Michelle. Road trips with Andy were the times of her life, as they traveled near and far on a whim as destinations randomly occurred to them. A life-long music lover, she was a talented pianist who passed her abilities and passion on to her children and grandchildren. Baking was her specialty, and she made beautiful birthday, special occasion and wedding cakes for her family. Many anxiously awaited her famous lemon meringue pies. Calling hours are Monday, May 9, 2011, from 5-8 pm at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Grove Street, Clinton, CT, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Clinton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or to St. Mary’s Church, 54 Grove Street, Clinton, CT 06413. Please visit www.swanfh.com to leave an online condolence or tribute.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, May 9, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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rose wood

May 9, 2011

Betty,

thinking of you each time I see the cardinals.

rose

Sher Packevicz

May 9, 2011

To all our Cousins: We will miss Aunt Bett's big smile and infectious laughter. Our memories of growing up and getting to spend time at Aunt Betty's house are filled with fun and lots of activity. what a treat it was to go spend a weekend with the 'cuz's. Aunt Betty always made us feel at home and there was never a doubt that there'd be room for one or two more! The station wagon may have been crowded, the dinner table cramped, but there was always enough food and love to spare. We will miss her. With love from: Cousins Sherry and Skip

Carol Caruso

May 9, 2011

To all of Betty's family... I will miss my weekly visits with Betty. She was so proud of all of you. It took a little time but she adapted to the changes in her life. She prayed a lot and it was grace that guided her. She was gregarious and always had a smile for others. I will always remember her for sharing her love of St. Mary's Church in Clinton. He kidding words of "try it, you might like it" brought me to a new parish home. Betty was my angel and I will always remember her. Peace to all of your hearts...

Mike & Adrienne Ovian

May 9, 2011

Steve & Lisa - Kevin just told us yesterday about the loss of your Mom. We send our deepest sympathy to your family at this very difficult time. We did not know your Mom very well, but do recall her friendly ways.
Aunt Adrienne and Uncle Mike

Kevin Ovian

May 9, 2011

Steve and Lisa, Nancy and Jeff; our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families. Betty was a wonderful and caring woman, she will be missed by so many.

Robyn Butler Norrie

May 9, 2011

Am very saddened to hear of the loss of Grandma Betty. She was a wonderful woman. She is back together with her husband, and together they can look down upon all of you with the smiles they always had. My thoughts go out to the entire family.

Addie Carone

May 9, 2011

Susan, you could tell by my voice how shocked I was when you called me about your Mom the day I planned to visit her at Hospice. She was a special long time friend and there will always be a sad place in my heart now that she is gone.But I will also remember the many happy times from our very young days at college in New Haven,our recent phone calls and notes and even the day we spent together this summer at Branford Point enjoying a beautiful day ~ acting like a couple of school girls. Sadly,I plan to say goodby to her on Tuesday.

May 8, 2011

Sorry to hear of Betty's passing. "Gravel Gerty" as she was known by us that worked with her in Holcombes Drug Store in our High School days was my "mentor" in how to work behind the soda fountain. She always had a smile and was fun to be with. She will be missed...
John Sause Conway, SC ( a former East Havener )

May 8, 2011

Sorry to hear about your mother and wish we could be there in person to express our sympathy, but we're still in FL. We shared many fun and varied experiences with both your mother and father. Anne and Al Shanley

May 8, 2011

We will miss Betty's smiling face at our monthly "First Wednesday" Senior Mass and luncheon at St. Mary Branford (as part of the Gardenside group.) May she rest eternally in the arms of Christ. Lisa, Parish Secretary, St. Mary Branford.