Elizabeth Hulsey, 85, Former Realtor in Darien, Avid Swimmer, Antique Collector, Gardener

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Elizabeth Lape Hulsey, 85, of Darien passed away on March 10 at Waveny Care Center, after a long illness.

Elizabeth, also known as “Betsy,” was born on Oct. 14, 1933 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Howard and Byrnece Lape. She was also step-daughter to the late Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary. She was predeceased by her brother, Howard B. Lape, Jr, as well as her husband Raymond A Hulsey.

Betsy attended Ohio State University, where she met and married her first husband, Robert B. Wolter.  They moved to West Norwalk from Wilmette, Illinois in 1964. The marriage, which ended in divorce, produced one child, Sara Lou Wolter. Elizabeth later married the late Raymond A Hulsey, general manager of Avon Corporation.

Betsy was an active realtor in both Darien and New Canaan for many years.  She was a member of the Country Club of Darien, St Mark’s Church New Canaan, Spendthrift Investment Club, Children’s Aid and St. Mark’s May Fair.

an obituary from Hoyt Funeral Home

She was an avid antique collector, gardener, card player and swimmer.  Opening her pool for the season was one of her favorite days of the year. Always the lady, and usually wearing a hat, Betsy had a kind word or compliment for everyone she met.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Lou Wolter, of New Canaan and granddaughter, Delaney Elizabeth Davidson of New Canaan, son-in-law William Walker and step-grandson, Cody Walker.

A memorial service to celebrate Elizabeth’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan.  In lieu of flowers contributions in Elizabeth’s memory can be made to St Mark’s Church Music Fund.

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