Elizabeth Mary Walsh De Almo, 'Betty', of Cumpstone Dr., beloved wife of 58 years of the late Russell E. De Almo, passed away Sunday Nov. 7, 2010 in CT Hospice. Betty was born in New Haven, Feb. 4, 1928 a daughter of the late John T. and Helen Harding Walsh and resided in Hamden since 1953. She had formerly worked at Winchester Repeating Firearms Co., and the A.C. Gilbert Co. She especially enjoyed trips to the casino and happy evenings playing bingo with her many friends at Sleeping Giant bingo. Her desserts were always anxiously anticipated every Tuesday evening. She is survived by her children: Russell De Almo, Jr. (Kathy) of Hamden, Sharon Hicks (Bryan) of Galveston, TX, Kathy Penrose (Patrick) of Galveston, TX, Edward De Almo of FL and Hamden, her grandchildren: Sean (Marci) and Scott Clare, Hannah Hicks, William, Christopher, Kilcey and Andrew Penrose of Galveston, TX, and her great granddaughter Elliot Clare. She is also survived by sister -in-law Vera DeAngelo (Joseph), beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter Mary Beth De Almo, sisters Margaret Buswell, Alice Shanley, Mary Calamo, Katherine Boyle and a brother John Walsh. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN Thursday morning Nov. 11, at 9:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Interment in Centerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Dear Families….During this difficult time we pray you gain strength in one another and know that pain in this world is over, joy in the important world is now beginning. And dear Betty, we didn’t get the chance or pleasure to know you, but want you to know that you raised two mighty fine girls and hit the Bingo Jackpot on the son-in-laws. Your grandchildren are all beautiful and wonderful, too! We never met Mary Beth or your two fine sons, but we know you are beaming with justifiable pride. All’n all, you did good kid! Relax now and rest! Just some misfits from the Island…. Ginger, Jim and….. .De’Almo in Training…Emma Grace.

  2. Dear Friends, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know we a care so deeply and are so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask. Fondly, Doug and Joyce

  3. Dear Rusty and Kathy, Sharon and Bryan, Kathy and Pat, and Eddie, Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your mother. I’m fortunate to have known Mrs. De Almo for more than thirty years, and have always been impressed by her warmth and her ability to weather what came her way. Like many people of her generation, she did this with grace, a sharp sense of humor, and what seemed like ease. Pleade know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Rusty, My sympathy to you and your family on the death of your mother. Her name has been placed in our book of prayer here at the Monastery. S. Kate

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