portrait picture for Elizabeth Mayer

Services:Private.Contributions:Under One Roof 60 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk, CT 06855.

Elizabeth Mayer

March 30, 1915 ~ July 25, 2017

Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Wife, Miss Betty and a Friend.

Elizabeth “Betty” Mayer, 102 years, 4 months and 25 days.  Wife of Eugene Otto Mayer, died July 25, 2017 in Wilton, CT. Betty was born in South Norwalk, CT on March 30, 1915, to the late Stephen and Elizabeth Szempias Wargo. Betty attended the Norwalk School System and was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Hungarian Church on Lexington Avenue. Betty attended Kathryn Gibbs Secretarial School in Stamford, CT where she was employed by C&K Hat Corporation of America “Dobbs Hats”. Betty also worked in Richmond Engineering in South Norwalk. She lived and married in South Norwalk where she raised 2 sons, Richard E. Mayer  and the late Dr. Eugene S. Mayer. In 1960 she moved to Westfield, NJ to work for the Singer Company.  Betty also worked in Forked River, NJ for Mr. and Mrs. Roger Naylor and retired after 22 years at the age of 83. Outside of her professional life, Betty spent most of her time with family and friends.  She volunteer for many years at the Marvin’s Children Center, (Referred to affectionately by the students as Miss Betty) and made blankets for Soldiers. Betty survived all her siblings, Dorothy Magyar, Irene Sheridan, Margorie Rysz, Joseph Wargo and Stephen Wargo. She loved her family which included her sons: Richard Mayer and his wife Ada, and Dr. Eugene (Gene) Mayer and his wife Jill, her nieces: Sharon Leonardo and her husband Peter, Lynn Heuer, Susan Wargo, Carol Wargo, and the late Beverly Cannon, Shirley Speno, and Janice Rysz and nephews: Charles Sheridan and his late wife Mary, Jack Sheridan and his wife Joann, David Rysz and his wife Drew, and the late Paul Rysz Sr. married to Kathleen.  Betty had 4 grandchildren: Kimberly Dejana and her husband Vincent of Wilton, CT, Heather Cramer and her husband John of Fairfield, CT, Stephen Mayer and his wife Julia of Sacramento, CA and Erica Mayer of North Carolina and 3 great Grandchildren: Ally and Shelby Dejana and Lincoln Cramer, along with a large group of family and friends. Her wishes were to raise a glass and make a toast to a healthy and happy life to all of her friends and family.  Betty has requested if anyone would like to make a donation in honor of her life, please direct your donations to Under One Roof 60 Gregory Boulevard in Norwalk, CT 06855.

  1. Betty- definitely one of my all-time favorite people! She really was extraordinary and I will miss her dearly, along with her stories, her smile, her sweet voice, her wit, her warmth, her kindness…just to name a few things. Her passing leaves me with a heavy heart.
    Her family is amazing and she always talked about how wonderful they all were to her and how grateful she was to have them. My condolences to you all. I am so so sorry. Betty made the world a better place, and that’s a fact. With deepest sympathy, Erika Deutschlander

    July 27, 2017
    Erika Deutschlander -
  • I feel so luckily to have known “Mama”. Her grandson is my husband, and she always treated me as if I were her granddaughter. I will miss her very much….her laugh, her sense if humor, the love and acceptance she showed me, and her calling me Julishka. I learned a lot from her, and I hope she knew how much she meant to me and influenced my life . Miss you and love you Mama.

    July 27, 2017
    Julishka -
  • We are so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and get to know Betty. She is such a strong and feisty Lady and do hope that we all gained some of her strength in knowing her. I know she will be missed and remembered by many. God Bless Betty and her Family.

    July 28, 2017
    Rita and Bob Shepherd -
  • My Dearest Friend Sunshine,
    To say that we were close is an understatement- I told you all my secrets and my deepest thoughts, in fact you knew me better than I knew myself. Thinking back on the many secret trips we took together, our conversations, our stories, the laughter, the tears, the places, the food, getting lost together – oh how we enjoyed each other! You gave me the strength to get through the saddest time of my life, and you were always by my side.
    I’ll never forget the phone message I received on July 25th telling me that you were gone. I was filled with such sadness; tears and loneliness, emotions just for you that I couldn’t hide. Some say that time heals all wounds, but no amount of time could ever fill this hole that you’ve left. Losing you broke my heart, but you didn’t go alone, for part of me will always be with you.
    God saw your tired face. He knew you were suffering and in pain, and he knew you did not want to live that way. The road was getting rough and the hills hard to climb, so he closed your eyes and whispered Peace Be with You. He held you in his arms and brought you to a happier place – a place in Heaven, waiting just for you.
    You forever have a place in my heart where your light shines bright and keeps me safe; filled with your love and happiness. My memories of you will always bring a smile, for you meant so very much to me, and always will.
    You’re in Heaven now, my friend, watching over me with love and pride. Knowing you’re gone will always cause me pain, but I know one day we’ll meet again, and you’re forever in my heart.

    I love you forever,
    Your Sunshine

    August 3, 2017
    Christina Francello -
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