Elizabeth R. (Raymond) "Betty" Plopper, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at St Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Plopper for 62 years.
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Betty, the youngest of 13, was the daughter of Joseph and Claudia (Forgue) Raymond. Born in Caribou, Maine, it was there she met Charlie in 1942, who was serving in the Air Force at the time. When Charlie retired from the Air Force in 1961 they settled in Enfield. Betty was employed by Hallmark Cards for 19 years, where she made many lifetime friends. After retiring, she and Charlie traveled to Florida and several other places. More recently, Betty enjoyed going to the Mohegan Sun Casino with her daughters and good friend, Mary Hallenback. She also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she was an avid reader of mysteries.
She is survived by her children, Dorothy Walenta and her husband, Fran, Charles R. Plopper, Anne Listro and her husband, Dick, Joan Thompson and her husband, Donald, and Catherine Plopper; her grandchildren, Lisa Belcher and her husband, Brian, Julie Plopper, Eric Thompson, Greg Thompson and his wife, Jennifer, Meredith Sample and her husband, Randy, Katie Walenta, and Allison Listro; as well as Betty's great-grandchildren, Brian Belcher, Anna Cait and Aleigh Thompson, and Colby and Mallory Sample.
The family would like to extend a very warm "thank you" to the staff of the ICU, the intermediate care unit, and the hospice staff of St Francis Hospital, as well as the Masonicare Hospice Service at St Francis Hospital. Their compassion and respect toward Betty was very much appreciated.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 23 Simon Road, Enfield, followed by burial at St. Patrick King Street Cemetery.
Her family will receive friends on Friday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, MT 59003, or Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
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61 South Road Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 13 to Aug. 17, 2014