Elizabeth (Betty) Mabel Clifford Clark, age 96 of Hudson, MA entered peaceful eternal rest on October 4, 2021. She was predeceased by her husband Sheldon H. Clark and her brother Arthur Charles Clifford. She was the daughter of Arthur and Mabel Brough Clifford. Betty was born and raised in Bridgeport and lived in Stratford for 34 years, later relocating to Hudson, MA. She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses; Charles Clark, Maria Arista (wife) of Canaan, NH, Marie Clark Jeffrey, Tom Jeffrey (husband) of Sudbury, MA, William Clark, Nancy Killian (wife) of Westminster, MA, and Jonathan Clark, Pamela Earle (wife) of Sterling, MA. 4 grandchildren; Lillian (Clark) Jeznach, Steven Clark, Gordon Clark, Emma Clark; 2 great grandchildren; Mabel and Everett Jeznach.
Betty attended Beardsley School, Warren Harding High school, Eastman School of Music (B.S.) and Syracuse University. She worked at Peoples Savings Bank in Bridgeport, Sage Allen Department store in Trumbull and served as a teacher aide for the Stratford public school system. She was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Stratford and later St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Hudson MA. Betty was an accomplished musician who, in the 1940’s, led an all-female “big band” and continued to play music throughout her life. She always enjoyed sewing, knitting and crafts, passing these skills down to her daughter Marie. Betty was an active woman who loved her walks and the companionship of her dogs. Her greatest joy was being surrounded by the company of her family and friends at gatherings. A private burial was held at Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT. Tighe_Hamilton Regional Funeral Home assisted the family with funeral arrangements.