Obituary: Betty Connery

Betty Connery

SHELTON — Betty L. Connery, 86, of Shelton, beloved wife of the late James S. Connery, Sr., died Nov. 1, 2012 at the Shelton Lakes Health Care Center.

Born in Shelton on Jan. 29, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred Huggins Ledger. Mrs. Connery was a graduate of Shelton High School and lifelong Shelton resident. She worked as a secretary for the Miller Insurance Agency for many years, until her retirement in 1984.

She is survived by her devoted children, James S. Connery, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Shelton, Ronald Connery and his wife, Donna of Derby, and Cynthia Garafolo and her husband, Peter of Beacon Falls; cherished grandchildren, Justine Patchkofsky and her husband, Donald of Shelton, Brenda Connery of Tennessee, Sean Connery and his wife Dana of New York City, Neil Connery of Derby, Kylee and PJ Garafolo of Seymour; great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Patchkofsky of Shelton and Julianna Garafolo of Seymour, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Connery was predeceased by brothers, Ernest Ledger, Jr., William Ledger and sisters, Ruth Kneen and Susan Close.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Shelton First United Methodist Church, 188 Rocky Rest Road, Shelton. Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Shelton. The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia is in care of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelton First United Methodist Church.

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