In Cheshire, March 14, 2006 Mimi G. Widmer Kapitan, 69, wife of Branislav (Bernie) Kapitan of Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire and formerly of Hamden. Mother of Linda Kapitan of East Berlin, CT, step-mother of Karen Ann Kuder of Moorestown, NJ. Also survived by 5 grandchildren. Mimi was born on May 1, 1936 in New York City, a daughter of the late Joseph and Grace Witmer Widmer. She was an Instructor of Nursing for CT Vocational Technical Schools for 27 years. She earned a B.S. degree from Case Western Reserve and a Master's in Education from SCSU. She served in the Air Force Reserves. Mimi was a volunteer for the Shubert Theatre, St. Ann's Soup Kitchen and active in Church affairs at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. With her earnings through sewing, she was able to contribute to many charitable organizations. Relatives and friends are invited to a Graveside Service at Beaverdale Memorial Park (Section S) on March 25, 2006 at 9:30 AM with Pastor Derk Strauch officiating. A Memorial Service will be held on April 29th at 12:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Memorial Contributions may be made to CanSupport Care, 110 Barnes Rd., P.O. Box 90, Wallingford, CT 06492, or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3680 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dear Bernie and Linda, Mimi was a treasure. She went out of her way to make me feel welcome at the T-Club events. I will never forget her kindness.

  2. Dear Bernie and Linda, we are deeply saddened by Mimi’s passing. She was a very thoughtful and courageous person. We will miss her. She was and will always be in our prayers

  3. Dear Linda, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I’m thinking of you at this difficult time. You were always there for me, during the hardest times and I’ll never forget it. My heartfelt condolences to you and your loved ones. With sympathy, Alexis

  4. dearest bernie and linda. we are so sorry and shocked. please call 467-3034. we would love to talk to you. we are very worried about you especially bernie love you both

  5. Mimi was my instructor in the LPN program in 1976. She made an everlasting impression on me and inspired me to be the nurse I am today.Thank you Mimi and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  6. Mimi was my instructor in the LPN program in 1976. She made an everlasting impression on me and inspired me to be the nurse I am today.Thank you Mimi and may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  7. MIMI WAS MY LPN INSTRUCTOR IN 1977. SHE HELPED MAKE A YEAR OF INTENSE STUDY AND LEARNING AN ADVENTURE FOR US ALL. GOD BLESS AND KEEP HER. I WILL KEEP YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS.

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