Elizabeth "Betty" (Colson) Maksymiw

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Elizabeth "Betty" (Colson) Maksymiw, 88, of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late Michael Maksymiw, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford.

Born Aug. 19, 1930, in Springfield, daughter of the late Robert and Meita (McEwan) Colson, she grew up in West Suffield before moving to Windsor Locks over 50 years ago. Elizabeth was an avid fan of UConn women's basketball and she loved going to the beach with family and friends, especially Dunes Beach in Rhode Island. She was also a daredevil with cars, but Elizabeth's greatest joy came from raising her children and being a strong mother figure to many other children over the years.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Maksymiw and his wife, Jill, of Suffield, Todd Maksymiw and his wife, Carrie, of West Suffield, and her "third son" Clifford Colson and his wife, Lora, of Windsor Locks; two sisters, Ruth Oltsch of West Suffield, Shirley Hinckley of Enfield; a brother, Robert "Red" Colson and his wife, Joan, of Suffield; four grandchildren, Taylor, Michael Jr., Kristen, Todd Jr. She was predeceased by four siblings.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East St. N. (Route 159), Suffield.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. at Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, Suffield. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Suffield.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2018
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