Elizabeth "Betty" Ann (Robb) Grotton, 72, beloved wife of Gerald "Jerry" Grotton for nearly 51 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 3, 2014, after a fierce battle with pulmonary fibrosis and cancer.
Betty was born on March 22, 1942, in Manchester to Willard and Ann (Sacherek) Robb. She grew up there until her family moved to Mansfield Center while she was attending high school. Betty and Jerry settled in Vernon in 1964, where they raised their family. She worked in the deli department of Stop and Shop in Vernon for many years, where customers would sometimes wait a little longer until she could serve them. Betty's biggest passion was her family. She was also a great cook. Nobody could make a better apple pie or mac and cheese. She was a devoted UConn Huskies and Red Sox fan, watching every game with Jerry. She also loved music, especially U2.
She leaves behind to celebrate her life her treasured husband, Jerry, and her loving children, daughter Elizabeth "Beth" Werner and her husband, Scott, of Vernon, and sons Richard Grotton of Mansfield Center, David Grotton and his wife, Danielle, of Windsor, and Scott Grotton and his wife, Anthea, of Ellington. Her grandchildren, Jarod Werner and Stephen, Ruby, Jacob, and Elijah Grotton were the lights of her life. She dearly loved her devoted sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn Storrs and her husband, Butch, and Catherine Douglas and her husband, James. In addition she will be missed by a special aunt, Emma Berloni; and many dear in-laws, including Nina Chamberlain, Tony and Pat Grotton, and Helen Grotton. She also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, especially Marion and Milton Brown; and her church family at Ellington Baptist Church. We will all hold our happy memories close during this difficult time.
Calling hours are Wednesday, July 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ellington Baptist Church, 264 Pinney St., Ellington, with a funeral service and burial immediately following.
Memorial donations may be made to Ellington Baptist Church; or to Mission to the World, P.O. Box 2589, Suwanee, GA 30024-0928, account 17072.
Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is caring for the arrangements.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 7 to July 11, 2014
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