Elizabeth "Betty" T. Hurgin, died peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2012. She was born September 25, 1920 in Danbury, daughter of Francis and Sarah (Bowler) Paquette.
She grew up in Danbury and was a graduate of Danbury High School class of 1940. In her early years Betty worked at Bard Parkers. She was especially proud of the time she spent as a nurse's aide during the years of World War II.
On June 17, 1950 she married Francis E. Hurgin, who predeceased her in 1984. They moved their family to Bethel in 1952. When her children were older she was employed by the Bethel School system in the cafeteria where she enjoyed the students and her family of co-workers.
She was an active member of the Council of Catholic Women for many years. Most important to her was caring for her family. She loved to bake, supplying her friends and family with delicious treats. She also enjoyed needlework, ceramics and word puzzles. Betty was fond of singing and always had a song for any occasion. Perhaps her greatest attribute was her love of laughter. She knew how to find the fun in life. She always believed to cry your tears, dry your eyes and move on. Hold no grudges and have no regrets.
Betty will be sadly missed by her daughter: Mary J. Maier and her husband William of Sherman, CT; her sons: Francis "Sparky" Hurgin and his wife Helen of Windham, ME and Thomas Hurgin of Bethel, CT and her beloved grandchildren: Nicole Maier, Liam Maier, Daniel Maier, Lauren Maier, Marta Hurgin, Max Hurgin, Justin Hurgin and his wife Julie and Brad Hurgin and his fiancee Heather Gebert. She is also survived by her brother: Francis Paquette; and sisters-in-law: Betty Jo Hurgin and Elsie Paquette, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Mary Johnson and brother Robert Paquette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 70 Stony Hill Rd. Bethel, CT 06801.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at , Bethel, Friday, March 9, 2012, at 10 am. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bethel.
The family will receive friends at the , 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 5 pm to 8 pm.