Obituary: Betty Jane (Luptak) Irwin


SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Betty Jane (Luptak) Irwin, 83, formerly of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014. Betty was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Luptak.

She was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Women’s Club of Naugatuck. She enjoyed playing scrabble and 500 Rummy. She had a strong love for children and worked as a nanny.

She is survived by her former husband, Donald A Irwin, Sr., of Dalton, Ga.; daughters, Diana L. Irwin and Sandra L. Dowling and sons, Donald A. Irwin, Jr., John M. Irwin and Mark A. Irwin; her brother, Carl Luptak and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter Cynthia L. Irwin and her brothers, John and William Luptak.

A private service will be held at St. James Cemetery. Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck, has been entrusted with the arrangements. There are no calling hours.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her honor to: American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 3022, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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