Obituary: Patricia A. (Holloway) Betkoski


Patricia A. (Holloway) Betkoski
BEACON FALLS- Patricia A. (Holloway) Betkoski, age 78, of 25 Blackberry Hill, wife of Edward Betkoski, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 11, at Waterbury Hospital.

Patricia was born in Waterbury, on June 21, 1932, daughter of the late Leo and Stella (Wasnieski) Holloway. She was a lifelong resident of Beacon Falls and graduated from Naugatuck High School. After raising her family, she attended and graduated from Northwestern Community College. She worked as an interpreter for the deaf in the Waterbury Public Schools.

Among her many interests, Patricia was an avid seamstress and had a passion for fly-fishing. She enjoyed her crossword puzzles and spending time playing games with her grandchildren. Patricia will always be remembered for her love of life and witty sense of humor.

Besides her beloved husband of almost 60 years, she is survived by her three sons, Steven Betkoski of Beacon Falls, Thomas Betkoski of Naugatuck, and Christopher Betkoski of Bethlehem; three daughters, Paula Cranford of Monroe, Mary Ann Mays and Nancy Betkoski, both of Beacon Falls; three brothers, John Holloway of Oxford, Edward Holloway of Beacon Falls, and Thomas Holloway of Southbury; two sisters, Barbara Caron of Naugatuck and Carol Buehler of Beacon Falls; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Patricia was pre-deceased by her daughter Tara, her brother Leo Holloway, and her sister Jeanne Nelson.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck, to St. Michael’s Church, 25 Maple Ave., Beacon Falls for a mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beacon Hose Company Volunteer Ambulance, 35 North Main St., Beacon Falls, CT 06403. To send an on-line condolence, please visit