1961 - 2019
Elizabeth “Beth” L. Croasdale, 57, of Bristol and formerly Cromwell, beloved daughter of John and Josephine (Fenza) Croasdale of Cromwell, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Middletown on August 13, 1961, Beth grew up in Cromwell. She was a graduate of Cromwell High School, where she played on the softball team and in the school band. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western CT State University and worked for 24 years for the CT Department of Corrections as a Counselor Supervisor.
Beth enjoyed working out, shopping and having lunch with family and friends. She liked to go pistol shooting and to craft fairs and she had a love/hate relationship with gardening. She was a lover of all animals, but in particular her cat and bird, and she cherished her time with her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Beth is survived by her brother, John Croasdale, Jr. and wife Kathy of Bristol; her sister, Victoria Anderson and husband William of Colchester; nieces, Michelle and Jenna Croasdale and her nephew, Will Anderson. She will also be forever missed by her beloved life partner, Lenny Donofrio at home in Bristol and her extended family, Lenny’s mom Barbara Donofrio, his sister, Christine Rooney and husband Dan and their daughters, Shannon and Teagan Rooney, who Beth loved dearly, as well as many extended family members, co-workers and friends.
Funeral services will begin Wednesday (April 24) at 9:30 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. John Church, 5 St. John Court, Cromwell. Entombment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers and especially because of Beth’s love for all animals, donations in her memory may be made to an animal rescue of the donor’s choice or to the charity of their choice. To share a memory of Beth with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
Dignity Memorial (online) April 2019