Meriden - Beth L. Craft, 61, wife of Robert Craft passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at MidState Medical Center. She was born February 10, 1948 in Worcester, MA a daughter of the late Earl S. Binley and Hazel Ulmer Binley. She was a member of the White Oak Baptist Church of Wallingford. Beth had worked as a para-professional for the Meriden school system, most recently Casimir Pulaski Elementary until retiring due to illness. She was a loving wife and mother who will be deeply missed. In addition to her husband Robert of 40 years, she also leaves three daughters, Jennifer L, Sharon A. and Andrea E. Craft all of Meriden, a brother, Stephen A. Binley of Charlton, MA., her step-mother, Hilda Binley of Worcester, MA and two nephews, Stephen A. Binley Jr. and Jeremy S. Binley. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 11:00am at the White Oak Baptist Church, 20 N. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford. The Rev. Mark Angerosa will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations in Beth's memory may be made to the White Oak Baptist Church, Ramp Fund, 20 N. Whittlesey Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Bob and Girls – so sorry to hear about Beth! She was a very special person – our thoughts are with you. Gary and Denise Yale

  2. Dear Bob, Jen, Sharon and Andrea, Words are inadquite to express the sorry that we are feeling. We will always remember Beth’s kind and loving ways, her concern for others the laughter we all shared and those great Sunday dinners.We will hold these memories close to our hearts as we remember Beth. We sorry not as the world sorrows for one day we will all be together again. Much love and our prayers are with you. Tim, .Auntie Sharon. Heather and Amber

  3. Dear Bob, Jenn, Sharon and Andrea, I am so very sorry. Your Mom was such a wonderful lady. I have our fond memories from Town and Country. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nancy Beegan

  4. Dear Bob, Jenn, Sharon, and Andrea, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and wife. I loved .Mrs. Craft., she was an awesome person all around! She always had something nice to say and a smile on her face:) I will always remember the good ‘ol days at Towne and Country, where she was one of my favorite customers and the nights that she had me over for dinner. She will be missed, but always remembered!! Heather

  5. Dear Sharon and Family, Although, we did not know your mom we are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of her and feel your pain. May you be comforted by all your precious memories and find peace in them. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Carl, Linda, and Lauren Milardo

  6. Bob and his girls, We were very sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to all of you, Terry & Dennis Kababik

  7. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. I pray that treasured memories bring you comfort as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. My sympathy to you and your family, Bob. I never knew Beth but from all I heard, she was a very special person. Sincerely, Chris Balanda

  9. Dear Bob, Jenn, Sharon, & Andrea, I was saddened to learn of Beth’s passing. I enjoyed many hours in her company at Pulaski. Her sharp wit and sense of humor brightened many a day and her poems brought many a chuckle. Be assured she is at peace with God above. May you find comfort from family and friends, and may you treasure your memories of such a loving wife, mother, friend. Sincerely, Irene Veillette

  10. Mommy its been almost a year and I miss you more and more everyday. They say time heals all wounds but since you’ve been gone time has stood still. I know you’re not in pain anymore and our loss is truly your gain. I love you and miss you SO much.

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