OBITUARY

Elizabeth M. Joseph

June 1, 1938April 14, 2021

Elizabeth (Betty) Joseph, longtime resident of Stamford, CT, passed away on April 14, 2021 at the age of 82. Born in Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Kelly Mulkeen. A lifelong learner, Betty began her formal college career while working a full-time job and raising four children. She graduated with honors with a B.G.S.D., Humanities, University of Connecticut and M.A., Humanities, Manhattanville College. After retiring from the World Affairs Forum, Betty was able to continue her service to the community through various volunteer activities including St. Leo Parish Social Concerns Committee, the AAUW, and the Friends of Ferguson Library. A proud Bronx native, she formed lifelong friendships through St. Helena School; friends who loved their dear "Mul," to the end, and was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan. After a move to the suburbs, she was proud to conquer her fear of driving to earn her driver's license. Betty always had her nose in a book, and loved the arts, travel, the ocean and her Irish roots. Her innate compassion for humankind and sense of fairness touched all who knew her. As a Mom, she had an incredible ability to nurture any spark of interest in her children. As a grandmother, her love was unconditional. She is survived by her loving husband, George E. Joseph, daughters Kathleen Kelley (Jim) and Eileen Joseph (Brian Self), sons George Joseph (Meredith) and Michael Joseph (Kate Marks) and 9 grandchildren: Jennifer, Elizabeth, Katherine, Patricia, Michael Paul, Dante, Anthony, Gabriel and Xavier. She was predeceased by her son, Thomas Joseph; parents, Michael and Elizabeth Mulkeen; brother, Thomas Mulkeen and sister, Anne Heilbron. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Monday, April 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 2900 Summer St., Stamford, CT, and service, to be celebrated April 20, 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo Parish, 24 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT. Interment to immediately follow at Queen of Peace, 124 Rock Rimmon Rd., Stamford, CT. Social distancing protocols will be strictly observed at all locations. The family is deeply grateful for the loving care provided by Donna, Wilna, Pam and Nadeje as well as Danbury Regional Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or St. Helena School, Bronx, NY.

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    Monday, April 19, 2021

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Terry Meade

April 19, 2021

Roy and I are so saddened at Betty's death. What a wonderful friend and gracious human being - intelligent, kind, compassionate, genuinely interested in everyone that came into her life. The world has lost a beautiful, irreplaceable woman. We send our love and condolences to George and all the members of their great family - please know we are with you in spirit.

Terry Meade and Roy Kertelits

Don & Joan Heilbron

April 16, 2021

It is with great sadness that my Sister-in-Law Betty has been called back to heaven. She was a wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and person. She was well-loved by everyone and will be greatly missed. RIP Sis.

Norma Fusci

April 16, 2021

Fred and I are so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. A long time dear friend, we met her when George joined the St. Leo's choir. The rest is history. Instant friends and part of our very special choir family. Our best times of coming to know her were our annual trips to the Colonial House and Weston Priory in Weston Vermont. There we shared great conversations, laughter, good food , wine and music. We will miss her dearly. Her wonderful, loving family a testimony to her faith and good character.
With love & sympathy.
Norma & Fred Fusci

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