Betty Ann Pilch, 65, of Hamden, passed away quietly on May 7, 2020 at Arden House in Hamden, after a 35 year battle with MS and complications from COVID-19. Betty was born July 14, 1954, in Torrington. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence Pilch and Elsie (Keeler) Pilch. Betty graduated from Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury in 1972. She began working at Woodbury Savings Bank, then to Easter Seals in Waterbury, then to Quinnipiac, and then to SCSU until her MS forced her to retire. Betty loved dogs, horses, friends and family. She loved meeting new people and they almost always became friends. Her favorite place was Mohegan Sun and she spent many happy hours there. Betty leaves her best friend/caregiver Roberta Held of Hamden, whose dedication and love supported and sustained Betty for over 35 years. Thank you forever Roberta. She also leaves her brothers Wayne Pilch of Tucson, Arizona, and Ronald Pilch (Pamela) of Woodbury, her sister Susan Pilch of Woodbury, her niece Tammy Kimball (Scott) and their children Jami and Haylee of Southbury, her niece Tracy Pilch of Woodbury, and her dear friend Darlene Upson of Woodbury. The family would like to thank Betty's aide Wendy. She cared for Betty as if she were her own daughter. They bonded quickly and became best friends. We are very grateful and now consider her a part of the family. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her brother Leonard Pilch, and her wonderful friend from school years Joyce Sanderson. Per Betty's wishes, there are no services scheduled. Betty is in care of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden, CT.

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  1. To our -Golden Girl-, Thank you for being a fiend. Travel down the road and back again. Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party, and invited everyone you knew. You would see the biggest gift would be from me and the card attached would say, thank you for being a friend! 🥰 Thanks for the laughs Bett. Wheel of Fortune (Mohegan) GO HUSKIES, Frostys and Scratch offs. What ? No peanut M & M’s 😉 Love you, Tyler, Karen, Mike

  2. Betty-forever in our hearts. You fought the MS bravely and always with a smile. Love Bert, Chapin and Gus

  3. Although I never had the privilege to meet Betty, I did have the opportunity to know her through her devoted big sister Sue and their good friend Dee. It was clear that Betty was a very special person, blessed with an indomitable spirit and enormous courage.

  4. Betty you were the best sister ever! We were a team for almost 66 years and I will miss you until we are together again. You are finally free of the MS and I can see the smile on your face. I love you! From your big sister Sully (as you loved to call me).

  5. so very sorry to read this. Betty was an amazing colleague.. such a warm heart and always with a smile. My sincere condolences to all her family, and especially to Roberta.

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