Obituaries: Elizabeth Malona

Elizabeth “Betsy” (Bannan) Malona, 90, of Stratford, former Bristol resident, left for the Wild Blue Yonder on Monday November 21, 2016 at home.  Betsy joins her beloved guy Walt in heaven.


Betsy was born Dec. 15, 1925 in New Britain, CT. to Michael W. and Anna C. (O’Connell) Bannan.  She worked for General Electric, Plainville and Stanley Works of New Britain.  She attended schools in New Britain and St. Joseph’s Academy in West Hartford and graduated from Moody’s Business School.  Betsy and Walt volunteered and belonged to various charities and organizations including the Bristol Seniors, scouts, soup kitchens and St. Gregory Church, Bristol.  She loved being with family & friends and students of St. Paul’s.


She leaves her son and daughter-in-law, Skip & Cherie Malona with whom she lived with in later life. She also leaves their children, Brian, Sean, and Matthew Malona; her daughter and son-in law, Betsy and Doug Cartona of Harwinton and their children, Michael Cartona and his wife Erin and their daughter, Payten, Mark Cartona, Kristen Pinchuck and her husband Scott and several nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her brothers, Jack & Michael Bannan.


Funeral services will be held Monday 9:30AM from the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville to St. Gregory Church, Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00PM.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Jack Bannan Memorial Turkey Trot c/o Foodshare, 450 Woodland Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002 or your favorite charity.malona-betsy