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Elizabeth A. "Betty" (Vensel) Coleman

December 9, 1944 ~ August 13, 2022 (age 77)
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Waterbury-Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Vensel) Coleman, age 77, passed away peacefully on Saturday August 13, 2022 surrounded by her children, daughter in law, and her sister Janet at the St. Mary’s Hospital VITAS Innovative Care unit after a brief illness.


Betty was a kind and active soul.  She loved to travel and shop.  In her recent years, she enjoyed spending time on the Connecticut shore and Rhode Island during the summer months.  She also made many memories on her trips to Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas.


Betty loved watching television, especially Daily Mass, QVC, the Price Is Right, and the New York Yankees.  She enjoyed attending plays, concerts, and sporting events.  She was employed by PIC Design/RBC Bearings for more than twenty years as an international sales representative.


Betty is survived by her family, a daughter Sandra McAree; her sons, Robert (Jean) McAree, Paul (Jonna) Coleman, and Carl Coleman; her grandchildren,  Joshua Coleman and his mom Dominique Coleman,  Brian McAree, Jayson McAree, and Julianne McAree; her great grandson Elijah Coleman; her sisters, Carol Guisto, Janet Tracy, and Barbara Zembruski; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents Carl C. Vensel and Stella (Broniewski) Vensel; and two nephews, Thomas Kennedy, Jr. and Joseph Zembruski.


The family would like to thank Dr. Alexander Alvarez, Dr. Faraz Khan, Dr. Douglas Housman, and Dr. Yueming Chang for the care of their mom.  They would also like to give special thanks to Dr. He Zhang for his kindness and compassion. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday August 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 182 Robbins Street, Waterbury.  Those attending are asked to please meet at the church at 9:45 a.m.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Family and friends may call on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck.  To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Office of Radio and Television, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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August 19, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Please meet directly at church
August 20, 2022

9:45 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
182 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

Mass of Christian Burial
August 20, 2022

10:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
182 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708


Office of Radio and Television
15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect CT 06712

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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