D'Esopo Funeral Chapel

277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT


John Michael Betz

September 14, 1928August 29, 2019

John M. Betz, 90, of Wethersfield, beloved husband for 64 years of the late Jean A. (Lattarulo) Betz, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Born in Newington on September 14, 1928, he was the son of the late John and Matilda (Lukaitis) Betz. John was a graduate of Hartford Public High School and later served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked for many years in the printing department at the Hartford Insurance Group. He was a longtime, faithful communicant of St. Luke Church in Hartford, where he made some of his most treasured friendships. A loving father and grandfather, John will be forever missed by his two sons, John A. Betz and wife Tammi of Colchester and Joseph G. Betz and wife Clare of Hebron and seven adored grandchildren, John, Maryrose, Jordan, Gina, Joseph, Mia and Emily Betz. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Victor Betz and two sisters, Alice Blackburn and Patricia Droney. Special thanks to his friend and caregiver Althea Taffe, the staff at St. Lucian's Residence and Apple Rehab of Colchester. Calling hours are Tuesday (September 3) from 9-10:30 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill. Donations in John’s memory may be made to St. Lucian’s Residence, 532 Burritt St., New Britain, CT 06053. To share a memory of John with his family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.


  • Public Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, September 3, 2019


John Michael Betz

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Maryellen Blackburn

September 4, 2019

John, Joe, and families,

I will remember my Uncle John as a sweet and gentle man who always welcomed me on my visits and, with your mom, wrapped me up in extraordinary hospitality!

May he rest in the peace that he so fully deserves.

Love to you all in your time of loss.

Your cousin,

james droney

September 2, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you John and Joe, and for your families.
Your father was a kind and gentle man .
Celebrate a life well lived !