Betsy Ann Andrews

March 12, 1935July 31, 2019

Betsy Ann Andrews, 84, of Plainville, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019. She was born in Wareham, MA, a daughter of the late Tony Lopes and Tally (Gomes) Dillion. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness and a Unit Secretary at New Britain General Hospital for 34 years. She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter Donna Jefferson of Waterbury and her son Antone Andrews of Groton, her six treasured grandchildren, Niaomi (Jefferson) Carter Glenside PA, Belinda (Jefferson) Mason North Chesterfield VA, Alexandra Meija Rhode Island, Nichole Andrews Maryland, Gregory Jefferson Winter Springs FL and Corey Jefferson New Britain CT, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11AM at the New Britain Memorial and Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053, a time of visitation at the funeral home will be held from 9AM-11AM prior to the funeral. For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Tony Lopes, Father (deceased)
  • Tally (Gomes) Dillion, Mother (deceased)
  • Antone Andrews, Son
  • Donna Jefferson, Daughter
  • She is also survived by her grandchildren Niaomi (Jefferson) Carter, Belinda (Jefferson) Mason, Alexandra Meija, Nichole Andrews, Gregory Jefferson, and Corey Jefferson, and 14 great-grandchildren.


  • Visiting Hours Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • A Life Celebration Service Thursday, August 8, 2019


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Niaomi Carter

August 7, 2019

I cannot believe I’m traveling to Connecticut to lay you to rest Nana.

For nearly 40 years you have poured your wisdom, resilience and quiet strength into me. Thank you for holding on as long as you did. I knew this day would eventually come but man the pressure in my chest and the lump in my throat won’t seem to go away.

Working on your funeral program had to be one of the most difficult things I had to do but I managed through with a heart of gratitude counting it a privilege that my family would trust me with summarizing your amazing life.

Nana you certainly were one of kind and I’ll forever be grateful to be your eldest grandchild. Thank you Heavenly Father for giving her rest.

Donna Dubowsky

August 7, 2019

My sincere condolences to Donna and Antone and families. Your mother was always loving and kind. I worked with Betsy for many years on N5 at NBGH. She always was helpful and well respected by the doctors and nurses. Betsy will be so missed by me and many others. May she rest in peace.
With much love,
Donna Dubowsky and Family