Nancy C. 'Minnie' Katz, age 75, of North Branford, passed away on April 25, 2019 after a long illness. Nancy was the wife of Michael B. Katz. Born in New Haven on February 20, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Donald and Evelyn (Hannigan) Coutts. Nancy was a resident of Hamden for many years before moving to North Branford. In addition to her husband she is survived by her daughter Michele D. Katz and her wife Melissa Gionfriddo of Northford; her son Michael D. Katz and his wife Pamela of North Branford; her grandchildren Kylie, Lyndsay, Avery, Jonah, Grey, and Lennon; her sister Sue Hanley and her husband Jon of Key West, FL; her brothers Bob Coutts and his wife Madi of Martha's Vineyard, MA, David Coutts and his wife Judi of Cheshire and Jack Coutts and his wife Jane of Milford; sister-in-law Linda Katz; and brother-in-law Bob Katz. Nancy is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered for her family gatherings, especially Wednesdays with her grandchildren and their 'little somethings.' Her family would like to thank all of her amazing, kind, and selfless caregivers. Friends may visit with Nancy's family on Saturday, April 27th, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Her Celebration of Life will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be held privately with her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nancy's memory may be made to All About You Home Care Services, 339 Hemingway Ave. #2, East Haven, CT 06512.

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  1. our prayers and sympathy are with you Mike and family May you find peace and celebrate her life fondly, nancy and ernie defrank

  2. Ah….childhood memories. Aunt Ev and Uncle Don, Nancy, Bob, Mary and me all playing together at family picnics and Christmas visits to Grandma and Pop’s house in New Haven. Blessings on Nancy-s journey to the farther shore, beyond the ninth wave….

  3. Michele & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. You are in my thoughts ans prayers.

    Maria Maggiore

  4. Mike and your family, I am so saddened for your Loss.. Over the years I enjoyed being with Nancy during many occasions. I will always remember her in these later years she would be happy with her friends laughing and having fun with us. Always came with her wonderful friend Patti K when we were all getting together, and she truly loved it..
    I hope she is in a wonderful place. My thoughts and prayers our for you and your family.

  5. Mike I’m sorry to hear about your mom I didn’t know her but I’ve known you for many years from all my days with all the gyms and I just wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family

  6. Mike-
    I just read the note from John about your wife. I want to extend my sympathies to you and let you know I am thinking about you at this time.
    Warmly,
    Debbie Kaetz

  7. Nancy you’ve always been a inspiration of mine. Your shy quiet way of not wanting any fuss or attention was your charm and appeal. One of my fondest memories are you accompanying me wedding dress shopping in 1990. In 1992 you and Michele were the first visitors when I had my first born the day before your Birthday. You were always impeccably put together, quietly witty, and always down for a good laugh. Nancy thanks for dancing with me, thanks for raising my life long friends Mike and Michele. Your kids and grandkids embody your spirit, strength, patience, and zest for life. 💗 We will always keep you in our hearts. 💛 Christina Kostek

  8. I know she is in a better place. I remember laughing with Nancy and enjoying her being with me . I miss you and may you be blessed always.

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