Betty Lou Fleisch
April 29, 1932 – July 6, 2018
Betty Lou Fleisch, wife of the late Richard R. Fleisch of Torrington, CT, passed away on July 6th at Danbury Hospital.
Born April 29, 1932 in Bridgeport, CT to Frank and Isabella Murray of Scotland, Betty Lou or Betty, as she liked to be called, raised her family of six boys and one girl in a three bedroom, one bath house in Fairfield, CT while working for many years at the Clam Box; completing her GED; and attending Bullard Havens School of Nursing to achieve becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, all while still in her thirties.
Betty loved good food and socializing, and took great pleasure in cooking and baking for family, friends, and church fairs. She volunteered in many community and church activities. An avid reader, she also loved watching the UCONN women’s basketball team.
Betty was predeceased by Richard, her husband of 65 years; her sisters Isabelle and Marjorie; and sons David and Richard (Chris). Betty is survived by her children; Douglas (Marlene); Eric (Susan); Gary (Michele); Eva Freleigh (Jesse); and Paul (Sharon). Betty is also survived by nieces BonnieLynne, Susan, Debbie and Sandy; and nephews, Kurt and Frank; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
A gathering is scheduled for 11 am – 1pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018, with a memorial service starting at noon at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT.
- Memorial Service Thursday, July 26, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, July 26, 2018
Betty Lou Fleisch
July 26, 2018
Dear Fleisch Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an aunt to me and I have fond memories of visiting the old home in Fairfield on Christmas and eating baked goods! (I didn't realize you only had one bathroom there!) She also made a killer stuffed cabbage! And the dogs Stella and Doro. She was a very good friend of our family and an excellent friend to my mom. I hope you will be comforted by the memories shared. It's good there are so many of you, so you can lean on each other. May God continue to bless your family. Love - dawn