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Elizabeth Driend

March 7, 1948 ~ August 23, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Elizabeth Driend, 75, of West Haven, passed away on August 23, 2023. She was born in Aughnasheelin, County Leitrim, Ireland, on March 7, 1948, a daughter of the late Francis and Margaret Dolan Smyth. Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband, Martin E. Driend; loving son Martin F. (Taryn) Driend; grandchildren Camdyn, Luke and Kelson; sisters Margaret Bohan of Hamden, Bridget (Tommy) O'Dea of New Haven, Celia (Denis) Smith of Leitrim, Ireland; brothers Gerald (Mariam) of Leitrim, Ireland, and Patrick (Imelda) of London, England; sister-in-law Ann Smyth of Hamden; as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister Mary Cannon; brothers John and James Smyth; sister-in-law Regina Ventura; and brothers-in-law Michael Bohan and Hubert James Cannon.

Elizabeth cherished her title as “Grammy” to her beloved grandchildren, and very much enjoyed gathering for family occasions.  She was a true "hockey mom" and enjoyed attending her son, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces sporting events. After retiring from the West Haven Board of Education, she devoted her time to her grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 o’clock.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, at 10 o’clock, in St. John Vianney Church, with friends being asked to meet directly at church. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.

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August 29, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
West Haven Funeral Home
662 Savin Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

Mass of Christian Burial
August 30, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John Vianney Church of Saint John XXIII Parish
300 Captain Thomas Blvd.
West Haven, CT 06516


All Saints Cemetery
700 Middletown Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473


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