Betty Lasher Maniatty, a former resident of Westport and Wellington, Florida, died Feb. 20 in Darien. She was 95.
Betty Maniatty: former Westporter. Contributed photo
Born in Hudson, New York on Feb. 13, 1923, she graduated St Luke’s Nursing School in New York City in 1943 where she met and married the late Connie S. Maniatty, a graduate of Columbia University.They were married for 61 years when he died in 2010.
A longtime Westporter, Connie Maniatty was former Salomon Brothers managing director and partner and former chairman of the board of the Norwalk Hospital Foundation.
Betty worked as a nurse for several years in New York before moving to Connecticut. Betty and Connie Maniatty were members of Fairfield County Hunt Club and Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, where Betty was an avid tennis player and equestrian.
Betty rode competitively for many years and was also a member of Fairfield County Hounds and Palm Beach County Hounds with whom she fox hunted regularly until the age of 70.
A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Betty was a loving and generous woman who will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her and loved her.
She is survived by her three children Margaret Fullington of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Anne Walker of Darien, and Philip Maniatty of Killington, Vermont and her five grandchildren Christina Fullington, Garrett Fullington, Lindsay Walker, Lilly Walker and Stephen Walker.
A private interment service will be held on Saturday, March 17, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.