Bettyann (Kosswig) Zipke

Born: Thu., Dec. 24, 1942
Died: Thu., Mar. 10, 2011

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Bettyann (Kosswig) Zipke, of Wolcott, former Plymouth resident, widow of Robert W. Zipke died Thursday (March 10, 2011) at the Bristol Hospital.

Bettyann was born December 24, 1942 in New Britain, CT, daughter of the late Gustave and Flora (Anderson) Kosswig. She was employed at the Bristol Hospital and was also the secretary of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Terryville for many years. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Terryville and was very active in her church. Bettyann was a member and past president of the Plymouth Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, member and past president of the Women of the Moose, Bristol and was a member of the Red Hat Society "Triple D's"

Bettyann is survived by her sons, David Zipke and his wife Michele of Bristol, Wayne Zipke of Wolcott; her daughter, Linda Ciavarella and her husband Michael of Waterbury; her grandchildren, Courtney, Tiffany, Taylor, Robert, Marissa and Brianna, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Kosswig and Norman Kosswig and her sister, Lorraine Christensen.

Funeral services will be held Monday (March 14, 2011) 11:00AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Terryville. Burial in the spring will be in West Cemetery, Plymouth. Relatives and friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00. Members of the Plymouth Fire Co. will provide a color guard during Bettyann's calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Fire Co. P.O. Box 114, Plymouth, CT 06782 or to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 134 Main St., Terryville, CT 06786

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Laura Van Duzer

My thoughts and prayers for the family. I grew up at the Lake with Betty and her children. She was a great person.

Brenda Cyr

David Wayne and Linda, so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. She was a great lady!God Bless you all.

Deb (Welch) Brown

My thoughts and prayers for Linda, David and Wayne and family and friends. I have fond memories of Betty while living at the Lake from my youth and on into an adult. Rest In Peace Betty!

Ann Welch Heymsfeld

Linda,David and Wayne,I am so sorry to hear this news,RIP Betty our thoughts are with your family Farrell jr, Ann,Debora,Farrell 111.

Christine Ives Ploszaj

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this trying time. I knew your mom well from the auxilliary ofthe Plymouth Fire Dept. when we served together years ago. She always had a sweet word and a wonderful smile for me, making so many days that much brighter. May she shine down on us all now and keep watch over us. She will be greatly missed. My best to you all.

Ginny Perkins

Linda ,David ,Wayne And all of your Family My thoughts are with you at this very sad time in your life.I will always remember the good times that I have had with your Mom in our younger years at the Lake. So very happy to haveHad her as a member of our Red Hat Chapter...She will be missed by all her Red Hat Sisters


Ginny Perkins

Jamie (Sturgeon) Nadeau

Linda so sorry for your loss. your mom was very nice.