Elizabeth Scalzo, 81, well read, student of history and religion

Elizabeth Scalzo, 81 of Ridgefield, daughter of Damion and Gitza Lazaroff of Lome, Bulgaria, passed away at Danbury Hospital on Monday morning; March 31, 2014 after a long and hard-fought illness.

Betty was born Elizabeth Lazaroff in Detroit, Michigan on May 23, 1932. She spent most of her life in Michigan, growing up as an aspiring dancer and she married her childhood sweetheart, Tom Scalzo.

During their nearly 70 years together, they raised a family of seven children while Betty worked at Michigan National Bank and Ford Motor Company.

Betty was a wonderful and beautiful mother and grandmother, an amazing cook, and a well-read student of religion and all areas of history.

Betty is survived by her husband Tom and their children: Kathy, Karen, Kristine, John and Kimberly all of the Detroit Metro Area, Tom of Ridgefield and Kolleen of Redding. Betty was grandmother to eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren who will all miss her very much.

Betty was a selfless, kind, forward-thinking woman, who never stopped giving to those around her. She had a strong Catholic faith, which was strengthened by an after-life experience with God in October 2013.

Mom, you will be so missed by your family and friends and always remembered.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bethel.

Friends will be received after 9 am until the time of the service at Kane Funeral Home, Ridgefield.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Elizabeth’s memory to Founder’s Hall, the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, or R.O.A.R. all of Ridgefield.