In Loving Memory of Betty Ann

October 12, 1950
Bridgeport, Connecticut
August 23, 2019
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


4:00pm - 7:00pm

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield Connecticut 06824

August 28, 2019


Our Lady of Peace Church

Memorial Service

651 Stratford Road,
Stratford Connecticut 06615

Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00am


Family Gathering


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place,
TN 38105

Elizabeth Ann Gibson

Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Gibson, age 68, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Bridgeport on October 12, 1950, Betty Ann was the daughter of the late John and Helen Maloy Keenan of Stratford. Betty Ann was a graduate of Stratford High School class of 1968. After graduation, Betty Ann began working for General Electric Corp. as an administrative assistant while also studying at Housatonic Community College. It was there at GE, that she met the love of her life with whom she spent the next 44 happy years. In 1976, Betty Ann and Michael moved to Ohio where their son was born, and later Indiana, where she worked for many years in the medical industry managing offices for multi-specialty medical groups. After Michael’s retirement, they moved back to Fairfield to be close to family and friends. She continued to work in the medical field until her retirement. Betty Ann was known for her sense of humor, generosity, and her family gatherings – especially at Christmas time. She was a true Mrs. Claus. Among her friends both near and far, Betty Ann was always the person to look for any opportunity to plan friendly get-togethers, either quaint or extravagant, so that a god time could be had by all! Betty Ann is survived by her beloved husband Michael and their son Kevin. She is also survived by a brother, Thomas Keenan (Eileen); nieces Lauren Keenan (fiancé Will) and Bridget Garcia (Edwin); nephews Jason Keenan (Dena) and Sean Keenan (Kelly); a great-niece, Mila Garcia; a cousin Margie Smeraglinolo (Paul); her best friends whom she considered to be family, Tina Knott Bonaventura and Debbie Griffin; and her two fur babies, Molly and Milo. Betty Ann is predeceased by her parents, Helen and John Keenan; a brother, Jack Keenan; and her in-laws, Robert and Betty Gibson. The family would like to thank the incredible medical staff at Bridgeport Hospital for taking such great care of her during her extended stay there. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10am at Our Lady of Peace Church, 651 Stratford Road, Stratford. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 4-7pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty Ann’s memory can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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5 Guestbook Entries for Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Gibson

  1. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Gibson, Kevin, and to all who knew and loved her. Betty Ann was kind, funny, a great mom, and a pleasure to be around. I always enjoyed my time spent at the Gibson’s. I pray that she peacefully enters the kingdom of heaven and all that cared for her take comfort in knowing she is at peace.

  2. Betty Ann was my oldest and dearest friend. We met when we were 4 years old and have been BFFs since then.
    She was the most honest, genuine person I have had the pleasure of knowing. She was someone who truly enjoyed life. Each year as April fools day approached, we would plan out our “tricks”…. sometimes the planning was more fun than the joke!
    I will miss my dear friend but I believe we will meet again! May God bless us all.

  3. It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this, anyone who knew Betty Ann knew that she was the best of the best of us. She was our faithful friend and neighbor for many years. We will be forever grateful to her for taking our Dad (Al Pimpinelli) to church on Sundays during his twilight years. It was then that she became “his angel” and ours too. Going to church with Betty Ann and the rides back home ( through Stratford) became the highlight of his week.
    Until we all meet again…Betty Ann.
    With love Carol & Jeff Meier and the Pimpinelli Family
    Our deepest sympathies to our dear friend Michael and Kevin at this time.

  4. Dear Michael and Kevin:
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for you with the loss of Betty Ann. We have such great memories of your family in Hunters Creek South. We remember so many fun parties and Betty Ann’s awesome gift of hospitality! We were truly saddened at her passing but look forward to seeing her again in the life everlasting. She is such a wonderful and loving soul. I know you are are hurting beyond words but know we are praying that God grant you strength and peace.
    Pat & Jane Callahan