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Elizabeth Emily "Betty" Cole Blackwell
Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: 1996
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

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Betty's laugh was joyful and sweet.

She never had more than a few dollars in her purse, but was generous to everyone.

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Lifelong member of South Norwalk, CT Methodist Church
30 years volunteer service
Mother
Grandmother
Generously delivered flowers to nursing homes every Sunday

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Betty was the daughter of Irish Immigrants William P. Cole and Mary Anne Cole of Norwalk, Ct. Betty had a brother, Peter Richard Cole and four step brothers (Bill, Lester, Percy and Cecil) and one step sister (Ercilla).

In 1951 she married Frank Blackwell Sr and the couple had two children. She was a young widow.

She was a wonderful and loving mother and a sweet and extremely huggable aunt. Betty was funny, charming, and a very intelligent woman whom everyone liked. She enjoyed the few times she got to travel and was thrilled to have the chance visit her mother's family in Ireland.

Betty worked for most of her adult life at Perkin-Elmer Corporation but found time to volunteer as a Cub Scout Leader and a volunteer at the Notre Dame Convalescent Home.

Betty had eight grandchildren by the time she passed away too soon in 1996.

She deserved so much more than life gave her and suffered from a terrible and painful illness until her passing.

Betty never complained about her hard life and always...always....had a heart full of love.

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MEMORIES OF BETTY:

Aunt Betty never liked us to call her "Aunt" Betty and insisted we call her Betty.

Betty would get so excited as she watched a game show or TV show and would start chatting to the screen.

When I was very small, Betty gave me a big PINK stuffed teddy bear. My brothers named it Stinky Pinky and would treat it like a punching bag. No matter, I loved it beyond words. Years later I found out it had been thrown away.....I actually felt as if a part of my childhood had been destroyed. Betty understood.

When Betty was in her 70's she came to visit her brother and sister-in-law (our parents) in Florida. Even though her diet was restricted and she wasn't feeling well, she wanted to see every site and experience everything.

Betty must have been lonely and often afraid. But she didn't talk about it and she never let anything get her down.

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Love to Purple-lady for sponsoring this memorial. Betty would have loved to know that someone cared.

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Peter Cole (1866 - 1951)
  Mary Anne Miller Cole (1886 - 1975)
 
 Spouse:
  Frank F. Blackwell (1922 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Fairfield Blackwell (1953 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Percy Livingston Cole (1891 - 1972)**
  Cecil Cole (1893 - 1901)**
  Ercilla May Cole Hynard (1894 - 1949)**
  William Henry Cole (1896 - 1989)**
  Lester George Cole (1898 - 1963)**
  Baby Boy Cole (1900 - 1900)**
  Peter Richard Cole (1923 - 2006)*
  Elizabeth Emily Cole Blackwell (1924 - 1996)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 01, 2010
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