Elizabeth Korfman

Elizabeth (Betty) Korfman, 94, born on August 4, 1928 to Emma and John Baker of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2023 in her residence at Wilton Meadows. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 56 years, the late Walter Korfman, a life-long resident of Stamford. Betty proudly received her degree from Charlottetown Hospital’s School of Nursing in 1950. She then moved to the United States and started her career as an RN at United Hospital in Portchester, NY, followed by St. Joseph’s Hospital in Stamford. During this time, Betty met her future husband Walter and they married in 1953. They made their home in North Stamford where they happily raised three daughters. Betty was a truly devoted wife, mother and grandmother, with a great sense of humor. She was kind and enthusiastic, often donating her time to community service, namely, Meals on Wheels. She loved swimming, gardening, family barbeques, beach outings and lobster rolls, while rarely missing a NY Mets game. In the spring and fall we frequented the Stamford Nature Center and Stamford Arboretum, hence her love for animals, birds and the outdoors. Vacationing in Canada to spend time with her family was always a wonderful time for all. Betty continued nursing and offered companionship, for those in need of private duty care, in her free time. She was passionate about celebrating holiday traditions and making festive meals; she will be greatly missed by all during these special times. Betty was especially fond and proud of her seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Betty is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Jeff Erdmann of Norwalk, Linda and Bennett Sheppard, of West Hartford, Joan Carruthers and Paul Nebor, of Falls Village; as well as her grandchildren, Thomas, Charlie and Will Erdmann, Samantha and Bradley Sheppard; Ryan Vesciglio, Julianne and Matt Irvine, and one great-granddaughter, Delaney Irvine. Betty endured a gradual, long progression of Parkinson’s Disease in her later years, yet remained remarkably kind, strong and grateful to her loving family and caregivers. As a family, we would like to express a special thanks to the wonderful staff at Wilton Meadows Healthcare and Ridgefield’s Visiting Nurse Association. Betty will remain in our hearts forever and ever. A memorial service to be announced at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral home & Crematory in Stamford In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Elizabeth’s memory to the Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com.