Elizabeth Ann Riley

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Elizabeth Ann (Annunziata) Riley, 64, of Amston, died peacefully Dec. 17, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital.

Elizabeth, known by her family and friends as Betty, was born on Nov. 18, 1948, in New Britain to the late Theodore and Ida (Ornati) Annunziata. Betty was a math teacher at Wethersfield Public Schools for 38 years. She had a love for cooking, playing tennis, entertaining, traveling, volunteering, being with her dog Lucy and cat Lexi, vacationing in Maine, and spending time with family and friends. Betty was an active parishioner at the Church of the Holy Family and a vocalist in the choir.

She is survived by her three devoted sons Christopher Riley of East Hampton, Timothy Riley of Amston and Brendan Riley and his girlfriend Michelle Liang, currently residents of Beijing, China; the father of her children George Riley of Groton; her brother, Joseph Annunziata and his wife Donna Annunziata of Berlin; her niece, Lisa Annunziata and her boyfriend Brian Smith of Beverly, Mass.; her niece Kristen (Annunziata) Pandolfi and her husband Joseph Pandolfi Jr. of Middletown; her niece Megan Annunziata of Orlando, Fla.; several nieces and nephews in Texas; and many loving cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Eugene C. Annunziata.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 20, 2012 at the Church of the Holy Family, Amston, Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery, New Britain. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Covenant Soup Kitchen. 220 Valley Street, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226 or the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry - WAIM, PO Box 221, Willimantic, CT06226.
Mulryan Funeral Home, Glastonbury handled arrangements. For online condolences please visit mulryanfh.com.


Published in Berlin Citizen on Dec. 25, 2012