September 16, 1930 ~ February 15, 2021

Born in: Escanaba, MI
Resided in: New Haven, CT

Elizabeth “Betty” Mayer Willard, age 90, passed away February 15, 2021. Born in Escanaba, Michigan on September 16, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Walter & Ruth Mayer. Betty was a resident of New Haven most of her life and was a courier for the former Simkins Company. Betty was a 68 year member of Alice Chapter #76 – Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Edward T. “Ned” Willard, Jr., and her daughter, Emily L. Willard, both of New Haven. Betty was predeceased by her sister Margaret Evans, and her brother John Mayer.
Friends may attend her Prayer Service on Tuesday, February 23 at 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park.


Prayer Service: February 23, 2021 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Dear Ed & Emily,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was such a wonderful woman, always so kind to me, and to my parents, Joe and Jean. She always made me feel welcome in your home when Emily and I were friends as we were growing up. I will always remember her delicious chocolate chip cookies! May she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy – Karen Serletti Bauer

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