Betty B. Torpey, a resident of Stamford since 1976 and Darien for 40 years, died on November 10. She was 87 years old.
She was born on September 24, 1934 in Amsterdam, New York, to Robert Harold Barrigar and Mary Elizabeth Weigand.
Betty graduated from Darien High School and began her lifelong career in various roles from administrative assistant, accountant and executive secretary to office manager for several companies in Stamford, Norwalk and New York, then joined a small family business to set up and run its office operations.
She was actively involved in what was the Association of National Secretaries, now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She has served as president of the Norwalk Chapter and Connecticut Division and has spoken to many local business, civic, and educational organizations and has traveled across the country representing the Connecticut Division.
She was instrumental in organizing the organization’s national convention in Connecticut and served as the conference coordinator. After her retirement, she joined the Stamford Women’s Club in 2013 and served as president for a short time due to medical issues.
Betty was predeceased by her former husband, Donald Huntsman Scofield; her husband, Donald Joseph Torpey, and later her 17-year-old life partner, Henry Mazza. She was also predeceased by sisters Mary Avery, Dorothy Scofield and Edna Helt, and brothers Robert Barrigar, James Barrigar.
She is survived by her son, Donald Scofield; his wife, Cindy; and son, Ronald Scofield ,; his grandchildren: Christopher Scofield, Stephanie Scofield Taliercio, Lyndsey Scofield Witkowski and David Scofield; his great-grandchildren: Anthony and Luca Taliercio and former daughter-in-law Maryann Avery Scofield; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23 at Spring Grove Cemetery.
– an obituary from Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences can be made