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Obituary for Elizabeth W. Austin

Morris - Elizabeth Wells Austin, 94, passed away on March 6, 2021 at Litchfield Woods. She was born on February 4, 1927 to William Howard Wells and Constance Wells and was raised by her second mother, Janet (Jenny) Wells. The love of her life, Arthur H. Austin predeceased her. They were married on September 11, 1954 and moved to Bantam Lake where she resided the remainder of her life.

Betty was an Executive Secretary in Boston before moving to Morris, as the Secretary at the James Morris Elementary School. Singing was a joy in her life, Betty was proud to have sung with Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, Norfolk Chamber Choir, Morris Congregational Church and First Congregational Church of Litchfield. She also enjoyed sailing with Arthur and family and friends and bobbing in the salt water. Later in life she enjoyed quilting.

Betty is survived by her four daughters; Betsy (Bill) Goslee, Janet V. (Robert H., predeceased) Urion, Marion (Stephen) Field and Judith (Bob) Hinchcliffe, six grandchildren; Chris (Lizza) Goslee, Michael (Diana Martindale) Goslee, Aaron Veillette, Ryan Veillette, Jenny (Shawn) Murphy and Katherine Field, her five precious great grandchildren, her special nieces Susy Austin Anderson and Phoebe Austin Katzin along with many other nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her sisters; Ruth, Midge, Florence and Catherine.

A memorial service will take place in the spring.

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