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Edith Joan Adler Betts
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Obituary for Edith Joan Adler Betts

Edith Joan (Adler) Betts, 83, of Middletown, wife of the late Marvin P. Betts for fifty-one years, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at UCONN Health Center. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Katie (White) Adler.

Edith graduated East Hampton High School and went on to graduate Bryant College. She was employed by ABC Television in New York when she met her husband. They married in Middletown, lived in New York and Houston, TX and settled back in Middletown in 1968. Edith worked at Venture Partners for over thirty years. Edith was a member of Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue where she was a former Board member and Secretary of the Sisterhood and a lifetime member of Hadassah. She also was active with the Jewish War Veterans.

Edith is survived by two sons, Jonathan Betts and his wife, Kathy of Madison and Michael Betts and his wife, Eileen of Wethersfield; her brother, Jacob “Jack” Adler and his wife, Linda of Middletown; three grandchildren, Kate, Thomas and Alexa; two nieces, Barbara Axmacher (Tom) and Susan Dickes (Timothy); a nephew, Alan Adler (Sue) and four great nieces and nephews, Raleigh, Hannah, Conner and Jenna.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 am at Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue, 8 Broad Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in Adath Israel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edith’s memory may be made to Congregation Adath Israel, P.O. Box 337, Middletown, CT 06457 or the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit

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Congregation Adath Israel Synagogue

8 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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Adath Israel Cemetery

Pine Street
Middletown, CT 06457


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