In Memory of




Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Gualtieri

ENFIELD – Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Staples) Gualtieri, 87, left this world to join loved ones in the next on March 5, 2020, Johnson-Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her daughters. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Anna (Cormier) Staples and a graduate of Fitchburg High School. She lived in Enfield for over fifty years. Betty was a retired school bus driver for Smyth Bus Company, driving for Enfield Public Schools. She also worked at JC Penney in Enfield, where she was a favorite of co-workers and customers. She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed watching the Animal Planet and QVC and especially loved her cats. She was a communicant of St. Martha’s Church. She was predeceased by her former husband, Louis T. Gualtieri in 1989. She leaves four daughters, Lisa A. and her husband Richard Eaton of Enfield, Donna L. and her husband Michael Dell’Arco of Suffield, Amy E. Gualtieri of Enfield, Anna M. Neild of Somers and John Neild of Windsor Locks, four grandchildren, Marissa Gualtieri, her boyfriend Ryan Blackwood, Paul Gaudet and his girlfriend Michele Mazurek, Andrew Neild and his partner James MacGovern, Jack Neild, and a great-granddaughter, Amelia Elizabeth Blackwood. In addition, she leaves behind her beloved grandpets, many cousins, nieces and nephews, and too many honorary daughters and sons to name. Betty spent her last week surrounded by love, much laughter, and wonderful stories from people whose lives she touched. Her family expresses their deepest gratitude to the staff of Johnson Memorial Hospital, who took excellent care of her right up until the very end, and looked after her family as well. Betty was all about love and we ask that you continue her legacy by being kind and loving to people and animals. In lieu of flowers, Betty requested that memorial donations be made to the Villalobos Rescue Center, Villalobos Rescue Center, P.O. Box 771127 New Orleans, LA. 70177 ( Relatives and friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Saturday March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martha’s Church, 214 Brainard Road, Enfield. Betty also requested that nobody wear primarily black, since she loved bright colors. The burial will be private. Calling hours are Friday March 13 at the Browne Memorial Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, from 4-7.