Elizabeth F. "Betsy" (Fortune) Reid

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Elizabeth "Betsy" F. (Fortune) Reid, 80, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Hartford on Feb. 24, 1934, Betsy was the daughter of the late Thomas and Agnes (Cosgrove) Fortune. She has resided in Enfield for 58 years and was a communicant of St. Martha Church. Betsy was employed with the town of Enfield daycare center for over 25 years and retired in 1999. She was a member of the Hamilton Standard Retiree's Club. Betsy enjoyed bingo, traveling and going to the casino, but most importantly she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Betsy is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Edward H. Reid; her children, Edward Reid Jr., and his wife, Raven, and Thomas Reid and his wife, Patricia, both of Enfield; her four grandchildren, Dallas E. Reid, Ashley M. Reid, Shane T. Reid, and Brittany E. Reid; and her special caregiver, Melinda Turner. Betsy was predeceased by her three brothers, Thomas Fortune, James Fortune, and Robert Fortune; and her sister, Audrey Murphy.

Family and friends will gather for a service in celebration of her life Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, followed by burial in St. Patrick King Street Cemetery.

Betsy's family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, CT 06082.

Memorial contributions may be made to , Diabetes Foundation, or cancer research.

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