Elizabeth “Betty” Ann (Wells) Paulson, 82, of Rockfall, beloved wife of Robert A. Paulson for over sixty-two years, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Middlesex Hospital. Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Feltz) Wells.
Betty grew up in Portland and moved to Rockfall in 1959. She graduated Portland High School, Class of 1957 and continued her education graduating Grace New Haven School of Nursing, Class of 1959. She worked for Dr. Louis O. LaBella for five years, Middletown Surgical Group from 1974 to 1989 and at the Village at South Farms finally retiring in 2002. Betty also was the caretaker of many on “The Ridge”.
Betty was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and was active on the Coginchaug Regional High School Scholarship Committee. Along with gardening and camping in New Hampshire, Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Besides her husband, Betty is survived by a son Christopher Paulson and his wife Fran of Rockfall; her daughter, Deborah Kulpik and her husband John of Middlefield; her grandchildren, Nico and Kiyah Kulpik, Alex and Luke Paulson; sister-in-law, June Paulson of Portland; special nieces, Heidi Abbott and her husband Al of Portland and Eloise Ebbighausen and her husband Harry of Massachusetts; nephews, Paul Paulson of MA and Jon Paulson of New Jersey; special grand nephews, Joshua Abbott and Paul and Scott Ebbighausen; grand niece, Diane Paulson and many close friends.
Along with her parents, Betty was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen E. Paulson.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Betty’s caregiver, Debra Oliver, for her constant, compassionate and loving care.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 15th at 4:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 300 Washington Street, Middletown where masks are required. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489-1058. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
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