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Elisabeth "Betty" Ursprung
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In memory of
Elisabeth "Betty" Ursprung
Elisabeth (Caskey)Ursprung, 89, passed peacefully on February 6, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1929 to Clark & Marie (Saiter) Caskey. Betty was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend---a lady of grace and class, with a warm and welcoming smile. She was married to her husband Stanley F. Ursprung for 59 years and she cared for him lovingly as his health declined. He pre-deceased her in 2008. Betty was born in Springfield and graduated from Classical High School and Vermont Junior College. She returned to Springfield and lived in the same neighborhood for the past 63 years. She was a member of Faith Church for over 60 years and prized the life-long friends she made there. Betty was an avid Red Sox fan and would not miss a game, especially with Jerry Remy announcing. She was also proud of the fact that she once met Johnny Pesky. At the time she died she was looking forward to the start of the 2019 season. In her younger years, Betty worked as a secretary for the Springfield Symphony, and notably once had the occasion to drive Arthur Fiedler to Symphony Hall. She loved to play bridge and enjoyed bowling with her women’s league. She and Stan loved hosting neighborhood parties and they were always memorable. Betty and Stan were regulars at tea dances at the Willow Glen and were beautiful and accomplished dancers. A self-proclaimed chocoholic, she used to hide a stash to indulge in after she put the kids to bed. Betty’s greatest joy was having the whole family together for a picnic in the back yard or a whiffle ball tournament in the front yard or summering at Cedar Beach, Charlotte, VT. Betty will be dearly missed by her beloved sons, Jeffrey Ursprung & wife Maureen of E. Granby, CT, Russell Ursprung & wife Debra of Groton, MA, her beloved daughters, Dr. Diane Jette & husband Al of Arlington, MA, Nancy Ursprung & husband Richard Dodson of Daphne, AL as well as her 10 grandchildren (Aaron, Adam, Alex, Marie, Keylea, Ian, Greg, Blair, Brett and Brad) and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Stan, Betty was pre-deceased by her sisters, Eleanor Caskey and Margaret (Caskey) Kinney. Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-5PM at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St. in Springfield. Burial will be at Hillcrest Park Cemetery at 10AM on Monday, February 11, 2019, followed by a service and reception at 11AM at Faith United Church in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. www.TazziniFuneralHome.com
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In memory of
Elisabeth "Betty" Ursprung
Elisabeth (Caskey)Ursprung, 89, passed peacefully on February 6, 2019. She was born on April 24, 1929 to Clark & Marie (Saiter) Caskey. Betty was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend---a lady of grace and class, with a warm and welcoming smile. She was married to her husband Stanley F. Ursprung for 59 years and she cared for him lovingly as his health declined. He pre-deceased her in 2008. Betty was born in Springfield and graduated from Classical High School and Vermont Junior College. She returned to Springfield and lived in the same neighborhood for the past 63 years. She was a member of Faith Church for over 60 years and prized the life-long friends she made there. Betty was an avid Red Sox fan and would not miss a game, especially with Jerry Remy announcing. She was also proud of the fact that she once met Johnny Pesky. At the time she died she was looking forward to the start of the 2019 season. In her younger years, Betty worked as a secretary for the Springfield Symphony, and notably once had the occasion to drive Arthur Fiedler to Symphony Hall. She loved to play bridge and enjoyed bowling with her women’s league. She and Stan loved hosting neighborhood parties and they were always memorable. Betty and Stan were regulars at tea dances at the Willow Glen and were beautiful and accomplished dancers. A self-proclaimed chocoholic, she used to hide a stash to indulge in after she put the kids to bed. Betty’s greatest joy was having the whole family together for a picnic in the back yard or a whiffle ball tournament in the front yard or summering at Cedar Beach, Charlotte, VT. Betty will be dearly missed by her beloved sons, Jeffrey Ursprung & wife Maureen of E. Granby, CT, Russell Ursprung & wife Debra of Groton, MA, her beloved daughters, Dr. Diane Jette & husband Al of Arlington, MA, Nancy Ursprung & husband Richard Dodson of Daphne, AL as well as her 10 grandchildren (Aaron, Adam, Alex, Marie, Keylea, Ian, Greg, Blair, Brett and Brad) and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Stan, Betty was pre-deceased by her sisters, Eleanor Caskey and Margaret (Caskey) Kinney. Calling hours will be Sunday from 3-5PM at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St. in Springfield. Burial will be at Hillcrest Park Cemetery at 10AM on Monday, February 11, 2019, followed by a service and reception at 11AM at Faith United Church in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. www.TazziniFuneralHome.com
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22 Locust St
Springfield, MA 01108
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