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Elizabeth "Betty" Fraser Volante, 83, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital, on January 9, 2013. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Elizabeth was born on April 2, 1929, to the late James and Elizabeth Stephen Fraser. Elizabeth attended Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford and graduated "Class of '47." She was employed by Machlett Labs of Stamford from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, and then returned to work for Clairol Inc. of Stamford from 1968, retiring in 1992. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Arlene E. Volante, of Stamford, Debbie K. Murphy and her husband Danny of Stamford and an honorary daughter, Michele Schroeder and her husband John of Stamford. Also surviving is one grandson, Daniel A. Murphy II and three honorary grandchildren, Samantha, Lauren and Jake Schroeder, including several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Archie K. Volante and her sister and brother-in-law, Wesley and Onita Haynes. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Oaklawn Avenue, Stamford at 12:00 noon. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Elizabeth's name to support the Faustman Lab's search for a type 1 diabetes cure. Checks can be mailed to MGH Immunobiology Laboratory, Attn: Dr. Denise Faustman, Massachusetts General Hospital-East Building 149, 13th Street, CNY-3601, Charlestown, MA 02129. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut, is handling the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com.
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Jan. 12, 2013