Kimberly E. Civitelli, 22 passed away on Sunday, March 30 at Yale New Haven Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 17, 1985 in Meriden a daughter of Arthur and Lynn (White) Civitelli Jr. Kim was very creative and an artist who loved tatoos, music and fairies. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters, Krysten and Katelyn Civitelli of Meriden, her paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Arthur Civitelli of Cheshire, her maternal grandmother, Doris White of Wethersfield, her baby cousin MaryAshlynn, cousins Jonathan, Caren and Marissa, aunts, uncles and many 'adopted' brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Johnny White. Funeral service Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Will Marotti will officiate. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 4-8 p.m. Donations in Kimberly's memory may be made to BACH Pulmonary Hypertension Fund, Boston Children's Heart Foundation, Dept. of Cardiology, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.

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  1. Art and Family, Sending our deepest sympathies and warmest condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. Wishing you well in your hour of sorrow.

  2. Art, Lynn & your entire family, Karan just told me about your beautiful daughter’s passing. I am thinking of you with all my love and sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Artie & Lynn I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you love. cousin Theresa

  4. Artie, Lynn, Krysten & Katelyn, I am deepely saddened to hear of the loss of Kimberly, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most diffucult time of sorrow, continue to have Faith and the Lord will help guide you all thru this. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Always, Cousin, Noreen, John, & John

  5. Civitelli Family~ We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Kimberly. She was a wonderful friend and woman. Our Deepest Condolences.

  6. Dear Art & Lynn, We are so sorry about your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family and we are praying for you. May you feel God’s peace and comfort. Love, Cindy, Jeff, Holly, Ben, Lydia and Sam

  7. Dear Art and Family, There is no greater loss or pain than that of losing a child. May you be blessed with the love and comfort of all your family and friends during this time and for the rest of your lives. Keep Her memories alive and cherish them. As hard as it may be at this most unbearable time I hope that you may find the strength to Be thankful to God for allowing you the privilege to be the parents of Kim, for she I’m sure, brought you so much joy and so many gifts that you shall treasure forever in your hearts.

  8. Dear Art and Lynn, Our hearts broke when we heard about Kim. She was a very special person. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  9. Dear Art,Lynn, Krysten and Katie We are all saddened by your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God help bring you peace at this difficult time. We are keeping your family in our prayer chains. Love and God Bless. The Barnes Family

  10. Dear Artie, Lynn, and family, We are so very sorry to learn of your beautiful daughter’s, Kimberly, passing. There is so little one can say at a time such as this. As parents we can imagine the loss you all are going though but no can truely understand the debt of your loss. We will remember all of you in our prayer daily. With our Love and Prayers, Aunt Frances, Uncle Tom, Cheryl and Nathan… .Some day I’ll be with you Sweetheart, and you will hold my hand. And then, I know, that God will show me how to understand Just why he took you so far away When knowing all the while The way we’d miss you every day And long to see your smile. You loved to live and work and plan and help your fellow man And speak a word of comfort to strangers as well as friend And though your life in years was short, In service it was long. So God just thought He’d take you Where chosen ones belong. But, way beyond the sunset, dear, I’ll see you again your loving face Smiling so sweetly down at me How proud to take my place Beside you, knowing all the while We’ll never have to part, But just pal along together Like we did from the start. I want to know the road you took So I can take it, too, And you can meet me part way, Then I’ll go back with you. For that time won’t be long, Sweetheart, Get’s closer every day, When I’ll take leave of earthly things And quietly slip away.

  11. Dear Artie, Lynn, Uncle Art, Aunt Dottie, Krysten, and Katelyn, Our hearts are saddened for you by the loss of Kimberly. We hope that the special memories you all share will bring comfort now and always. May the love of God and those around you help you through the days ahead. God bless. In our hearts and prayers, Anthony and Susan .Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal..

  12. DEAR CIVITELLI FAMILY SO VERY SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DAUGHTER. Mary (a friend of the Dunnells family)

  13. Dear Family There are no words to say how i feel. i loved her very much. shes was an inspiration to me. her fight for life was amazing and i can only wish to have been that determined and strong. she will forever be in my heart and ill constantly think of her. ill remeber the good times we had and cherish them. i know shes with me and with you as well…i never forget the day she welcomed me into her world, her family, and her heart. i love you all

  14. Dear Krysten, I was so deeply saddened to read about the loss of your sister. I hope that cherished memories and the love of family and friends will ease the burden of your sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Mrs. Beaudry

  15. Dearest Artie, Lynn & girls, I am so sorry. Kimberly was so beautiful. There are no words that can ease your pain. May God watch over you all, give you strength and bless you during this time of great sadness. You are in my prayers. Love, Carolann & Harold Byers

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss- Kimberly was such a wonderful girl and really had to go through so much this past year. I know she was grateful for having such a loving and supportive family. Please feel free to call me if you need anything. Love, Donna

  17. I’m still in shock that my little sister Kimmy is gone, I can remember living with you and sharing the upstairs rooms with you and fighting over the bathroom. It only seems like yesterday that you were giving me advice about my mother after she passed and I will never forget what you said to me. You were only a young teen at the time and you told me that .If she let go, then she was ready to because she knows we will take good care of you and she can be with your dad again.. I was so taken by what you said because I had never looked at it like that before and couldn’t believe such widsom came from someone so young. Your family always took and does take care of me, my parents were waiting for you when you were ready to let go. I know they will take great care of you Kimmy! I love you so very much. I meant every word I said to you on Sunday, and I will live by them. I love you Civitelli family, Erika Clements .Adopted sister.

  18. Let me start out by saying that without a doubt Kim was the best friend I have ever had. I have known Kim for about four and a half years now. Within only a few days of meeting we exchanged phone numbers and have been close friends ever since. Kim has left this world but will never leave our hearts. My sympathies go out to Kim’s family and other close friends but just knowing how she touched so many people’s lives and remembering the cherished memories we had will always put a smile on my face and deep within. I can honestly say that I do not think I would be the man I am today without Kim. She taught me so much and was the first person I was ever capable of opening up to. No matter how long the distance between every time we talked or saw each other it was like we never missed a step. It is really something to know that we had so many similarities in all aspects of our personalities. My heart goes out to those who never met or have experienced this compassionate and glorious individual. I feel blessed to know that Kim will forever be with me in spirit. Forever Dearly Devoted Randell Sarno.

  19. Lynn & Art, Krysten & Katelyn, I am so very sorry of Kim’s passing. My prayers have been with her & your family all along. I do know that she is in God’s loving arms now and that we will see her again! Praise God! love, Kathy xo

  20. Lynn and Art and Family, Words cannot express the saddness that you are feeling and I know nothing can take that pain away. You family has been through so much. I just wanted you to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers and I am there for you whenever you need a shoulder to cry on or for anything I can do. You now have a special angel to watch over you.

  21. May the Good Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow. Kim is no longer weak and suffering, and we trust that her spirit will always be with you.

  22. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I never knew her personally, but I am sure she will be the brightest star shining in Heaven. It’s always the young, vibrant ones that go first. How truly sad. May God console you. .Just passing by..

  23. None were ever like you before; they all seemed so different, many of them seemed unsure. Your presence brought a smile to my face as your absence made me upset, this without dismay. You brought the truth to me; you showed me the deepest kind of friendship a girl could feel, you showed me that it was real. Your heart made up of gold never let down, never gave up on anyone who was apart of your heart and you never gave up on the love you had for yourself, that’s what made your heart so golden. You’d do for others what no one would ever do for you; you’d give up your life to make someone else’s life that much at ease. Your presence brings the truth, the truth of what your heart holds and at times the pain and suffering your past once held. None were like you before, none will ever be, and you are who you are, with a heart of gold, that could never be mistaken. Never let gold turn to silver, never let down, never give up on a dream you once had, because a heart of gold can take you, take you to a place of happiness’ .a place of truth. By Daniella Simoni Rip Kimmy, I love and miss you more than this poem could ever say Love Daniella

  24. Please accept our sincere condolences for the untimely death of your daughter, Kimberly. I too am a bereaved parent. We lost our son Brian. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Roberta and Mike Ash

  25. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I know how hard this must be for all of you, but it is such a comfort to know we’ll see Kim again. I pray that God will put His loving arms around you and give you peace and strength. We love you all.

  26. To all the Civitelli Family. We are so saddened to hear that Kim lost her battle and you have our deepest sympathy. We’re praying for you. Carolyn & Cal

  27. To Kim’s Family- I am holding you all in my prayers. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us, and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17) Blessings and prayers.

  28. To The Civitelli Family – Thank you for bringing this beautiful young woman into the world. We are so blessed to have known her. We will be forever indebted to her for teaching our child what true love was. Our hearts are aching for your unthinkable loss.

  29. To the Civitelli family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my heart aches with you. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. I feel blessed to have known her. Please know that your family and Kim will be in my prayers. May she rest in peace.

  30. To the Civitelli Family, I did not know Kim, but I have heard so many wonderful things about her from Krysten. Krysten is a very special young woman, as I’m sure her sister must have been as well. I am so very, very, sorry for your loss. My prayers are with Krysten and all of you… Heidi Bumpus Dube

  31. To The Civitelli Family, no words can begin to describe how upset I am that you have to go through such a loss. Kim was a great person, I truly loved her attitude on life, her everyday smile and how much she impacted my life. I truly believe that the life we live in now is created with obstacles, hurt and pain..the life we go to after we pass is the life where there arent any worries or pain. I promise you that my mom is watching over kim up there for all of you. My mom loved Kim very much and she knows how much Kim meant to me and how much she helped me see what a true friend really was. Stay strong and never forget, im always here, no matter how long its been I will always be here for each and every one of you. I love you all, god bless you! Love Daniella

  32. To the Civitelli family, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort as you surround yourselves with loved ones and may you always hold Kim close to your heart. In peace, Patti

  33. While only really knowing Kim for a brief time, I got very close to who she was and was fascinated by her willingness to offer help and take care of her friends. Some parts of me wish that i had stayed closer during her hard times, but i can find peace in knowing that she would have wanted me to remember her as i did from when we were closer. May the spirits of friends and family guide you to a peaceful rest. My heart is with you.

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