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Elizabeth M. King

March 21, 1930 — June 27, 2017

Elizabeth M. King

            Elizabeth (Munro) King, of Cheshire, died peacefully in Branford on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, with her children by her side. She was 87 years old.

            Betty Munro was born on March 21, 1930, in Rockville Centre on Long Island and grew up in Valley Stream with her parents, Angus B. and Elizabeth E. (Verdier) Munro. She loved swimming and diving, movies, dancing, gardening, and all kinds of music, especially big-band jazz. When she turned 85, she decided to learn to play the piano, and started taking lessons. She was also an accomplished seamstress and a knitter, and she had a keen enthusiasm for her Scottish roots in Clan Munro. She lived in Cheshire for more than fifty years, and had a huge number of friends there. She loved being with people, and nearly everyone who knew her considered her, without reservation, a treasure. She especially adored her charming and funny brother, Robert Angus Munro, and she gave her most passionate devotion to her grandchildren, Michael, David, Brian, Jeffrey, and Hannah.

            Her son and daughter, Phillip King and Patricia King, have been the beneficiaries of her generous love and courage, her grace and everlasting good cheer, all of which she kept until the very end, and they miss her terribly. She leaves as well her much-loved daughter-in-law, Brenda King, and sister-in-law, Christine D. Munro, along with her nephew, Robert A. Munro, Jr., and niece, Laura Munro Hamilton, both of whom she adored, and their families.

            A memorial service in celebration of Elizabeth King’s life will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 South Main Street, Plantsville, preceded by a gathering time from 6 to 7.  If you wish to make a donation in Betty’s memory to the American Cancer Society, the Cheshire High School Marching Ram Band, or the Cheshire senior bus, she would not only say the sweetest things about you, she’d certainly remember to thank you for it the next time she saw you.

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