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Elizabeth V. “Betty” Vriga

Posted By Bob On July 17, 2015 @ 4:46 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Elizabeth V. “Betty” Vriga 71, passed away while in Hospice at Day Kimball Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long illness. Betty was born on October 24, 1943 in Thompson, Connecticut, to the late Dumnica (Vanghele) Vriga and Thimia Vriga.

Betty lived in the Thompson/Quinebaug, Connecticut, area all of her life. She worked for the town of Thompson at the Town Hall in the Selectman’s Office from which, she retired from in 2014.
Betty was dedicated to volunteering and serving on the Philoptochos Society of Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church and served as president and vice president. She was also a proud member of the town of Thompson Republican Party. Betty enjoyed taking care of her many nieces and nephews over the years. She was fondly called “Aunt Betty” by their friends as well. The Holidays were a time Betty looked forward to and cherished every year, welcoming her family into her home for her delicious meals.
Betty is survived by her siblings, Tasi Vriga of Quinebaug, CT, Theodore Vriga of Northbridge, MA, Lorraine(Vriga) Bahl and her husband Earl of Enfield, CT, Louise(Vriga) Pavlech and her husband Richard of BroadBrook,CT. Betty also leaves behind her beloved nieces and nephews and their families; Lisa Boguszewski, her husband Michael and their children, Katherine, Adam, and Peter; Theodore Bahl, his wife Julie, and their children Daniel and Abigail; Kristin Campbell and her husband John and their children Madison, Jake, and Chase; Marissa Dowell and her husband Michael; Jennifer Potter and her husband Arthur Potter III and their children, Arthur IV and Hannah; Michael Bahl and his partner Claudia Morales; Ryan Vriga and his wife Brenna.
Special thanks to Sue & Erica at Hospice of Northeast Connecticut and the staff at Day Kimball Hospital First floor Med Surge East for their exceptional care of Betty.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Betty’s family on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, 35 Lake Parkway, Webster, MA. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in West Thompson Cemetery on Route 12 in North Grosvenordale, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Elizabeth Vriga can be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Orthodox Church, 35 Lake Parkway, Webster, MA. For memorial guestbook, visit www.GilmanAndValade.com

Condolences for the family of “Elizabeth V. “Betty” Vriga”

Condolence from Jane Jewell Ellison on July 17th, 2015 7:28 pm

Heartfelt sympathy to all of Betty’s loved ones. We were classmates in highschool…class of 1961… and I remember Betty’s beautiful smile and cheerful personality. In recent years I would enjoy stopping by Betty’s desk at the Town Hall to sit and chat with her for a few minutes. She was a professional and efficient asset to that office. With fond memories…………..Jane JewellEllison

Condolence from Erica and Larry Groh on July 17th, 2015 8:46 pm

Betty will always hold a special place in our hearts. Larry enjoyed working with her and our daughter Ali and I always enjoyed visiting her. She cared deeply for people and we felt that. We are very sorry to hear of her passing.

Larry & Erica Groh

Condolence from J Campbell on July 18th, 2015 10:29 am

Liz…my deepest sympathy to you and your family….my only memories of Betty are related to high school…..her close protective bond with you….her smile and fun loving nature….her many friends….you all will be in my thoughts and prayers….Judy Jamrogowicz Campbell

Condolence from Andrea Stawicki on July 18th, 2015 10:41 am

So sorry to learn of Betty’s passing. It has been a long struggle for her and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Rest in peace, my good neighbor.

Condolence from Mary davis on July 18th, 2015 1:25 pm

I worked with Betty many years ago and was sorry to hear of her suffering and ultimate death. My sincere sympathy to all of her family and friends.

Condolence from Joe Lindley on July 18th, 2015 5:31 pm

Our heartfelt condolences to the Vriga family. Betty was a great lady. and she’ll be sorely missed.
Joe and Sue Lindley

Condolence from Chris Carabina and family on July 18th, 2015 8:27 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We have many happy memories. May Betty,s memory be eternal.

Condolence from Carol Vaillant Hade on July 18th, 2015 10:46 pm

My memories of Betty will be of our high school days; class of 1961. I will remember her as having a jovial personality and being an energetic cheerleader. May all of your wonderful memories help to get you through this most difficult time.

Condolence from Dave & Peg Babbitt on July 19th, 2015 11:45 am

To Betty’s family, on behalf of Peg , myself and our family our deepest condolences….From the time we lived in Green Acres and the girls delivered the papers to your home, from the many memories of TMHS and the ” Greek Village”, to the days we worked together in the Town Hall, it is all a very pleasant memory….May you now rest in peace and as Fr Luke will say on Tuesday, ” May your memory be eternal”. Dave & Peg

Condolence from sandra note roy on July 19th, 2015 2:07 pm

Deepest Sympathy Rest In Peace

Condolence from Renee Waldron on July 20th, 2015 8:33 am

I am so sorry for your loss. What I liked most about Betty was her fierce love of her family and her great sense of humor. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from Judy Pieshala Swayze on July 20th, 2015 1:35 pm

I was so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We worked together for many years at Risom Mfg. and she was my maid of honor in 1974. Sadly, we didn’t see enough of each other in the later years, but always had a special connection. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Ray Houle on July 20th, 2015 3:42 pm

My deepest sympathy to the Vriga family. Betty babysit me in the Greek Village when I was young she will be missed. May she rest in Peace.

Ray Houle

Condolence from Michael on July 20th, 2015 6:45 pm

Between my Mom and two Aunts I’ve been lucky to have three loving women dote over me since I can remember.

Whether it was walking us to Beanos for candy or cooking lavish holiday meals, my Aunt Betty was always there for us. My only solace is knowing she was surrounded and comforted by loved ones throughout this difficult and painful process.

I am deeply saddened and will miss my loving Aunt forever.

Rest in peace Aunt Betty you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten

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