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“Bill, I am so sorry for you and your family. Although we only met with Cindy a few times, she was obviously a wonderful person who impacted many,...Read More »
1 of 34 | Posted by: George Straznitskas - Naugatuck, CT

“I am so sorry over the loss of your beautiful wife , Mom and Gramma. She was a wonderful person and never spoke a harsh word. She showed us the face...Read More »
2 of 34 | Posted by: Bonnie Bitzer

“Cindy and your family were wonderful neighbors to my family when we were growing up in MO. I truly have the most wonderful memories of her and those...Read More »
3 of 34 | Posted by: Summer Ahmad - Columbia, MO

“Bill, Bruno and I want to tell you how sorry we were to hear of Cindy's passing. I have such wonderful memories of the time that you lived next door...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Cindy you were the Brightness to Many Lives, I enjoyed working with you ,Yes even with The Car seats. I seen You a Month Ago, It really Made My Day...Read More »
5 of 34 | Posted by: Dottie Buoniconti - Spfld, MB

“Cindy was such a beautiful, compassionate, and dedicated person. I loved working with her and then she became my son Nicholas' primary nurse in CCN....Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: Maria Diaz - Westfield, MA

“Cindy was one of the kindest people and compassionate nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working beside. Her passion for her babies was evident...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Sweeney - HOLYOKE, MA

“Cindy made a huge difference in my son Cooper's life when he was under her care for 55+ days in the CICU. Cindy and I spent a lot of long hours...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Janet - MA

“I will always remember Cindy's love for her babies and her co-workers, her tireless commitment to her work, and her example of grace under pressure....Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Ellen Agard - South Hadley, MA

“Thinking of your loss, heartbreaking to lose our children. She is with her mom and free of pain.Celia Butterfield. Rutland VT ”
10 of 34 | Posted by: celia butterfield - rutland, VT

“Bill, so very sorry to hear about Cindy! I wish I could be there in person, but I want you to know that she will be missed by so many, was loved by...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Beth Chambers

“I am so saddened by Cindy's passing. I will never forget her constant smile and was always a pleasure to be around at work!! God Bless her family....Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Andrea - Chicopee, MA

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
13 of 34 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“Bill, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Charlotte Hartline - Cobden, IL

“Bill, Saddened to see that you have lost your daughter. Nothing in life is more difficult than surviving a child. My thoughts are with you and her...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Alan George - Proctor, VT

“So sorry for your loss.Cindy always had a smile for everyone and made everyday brighter. ”
16 of 34 | Posted by: Sue Siana

“Bill, Bethany and BenI am so sorry for your loss. Cindy was a wonderful woman, mother, wife and nurse. ”
17 of 34 | Posted by: Gwen Norton - West Frankfort, IL

“Billy, Bethany, Ben, and family,Our hearts are broken. We are so saddened. God Bless you at this very difficult time. We are looking forward to...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“I am sorry for your loss. May prayer comfort you.1 Thessalonians 5:17 "Pray constantly." ”
19 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply remains apart of us. May the God who," binds up the broken-hearted and...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Bill, I was saddened to read of your daughters passing. May she RIP. My sympathies to you and all the family. Olga Laird,South Burlington, VT ”
21 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Cindy loved her little patients, you could see it in her beautiful eyes! I am so sorry for your loss. ”
22 of 34 | Posted by: Ann Cahill - Westfield, MA

“Heard the sad news this morning. Cindy was a great "preemie" nurse and wonderful person. Will always remember her laugh when we worked together. So...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Diane Szlachetka - Hyde Park, VT

“So sorry to hear of Cindy's passing. It's been a long time, but still have memories of those early Nicu days!! Please accept our deepest sympathy!...Read More »
24 of 34 | Posted by: Dennis and Nancy Clark - MD

“Sending all my love to Bill, Brittany and her family, Benjamin; Bill (her dad and my close cousin), Dennis and Dori. You all continue to be in my...Read More »
25 of 34 | Posted by: Cynthia Ferguson - Ossining, NY

“We are heartbroken to hear of Cindy's passing. Cindy took care of our son--and us--in the CCN 13 years ago. She was one of our favorite and most...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Rebecca & Mark Uchneat - Hadley, MA

“You will always live in our hearts and prayers. ”
27 of 34 | Posted by: Danni & Karen Callahan - MA

“So sorry she was a beautiful person so caring. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Roseann Derose

“My deepest and sincerest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of CINDY. She was a wonderful person and a great nurse and someone who will be...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Debbie L - Holyoke, MA

“I will miss her she was like a sister to me. She will always be with me in my heart.Bless all of her family. ”
30 of 34 | Posted by: Michele Kras - west springfield, MA

“There are countless families,including ours,who will be forever grateful for the tender care you gave their babies.Cindy,you will be sorely missed....Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: - MA

“There are countless families,including ours,who will be forever grateful for the tender care you gave their babies. Cindy,you will be sorely missed!...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Bill, Bethany and Ben,It is impossible to put into words how very sorry I am that Cindy lost her couragious battle with cancer. She is one of...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Deb Briancesco - Feeding Hills, MA

“A smile to brighten any day. My thoughts, prayers with the entire family. ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Joy V - East Longmeadow, MA


Cindy Ann (Martinez) Caplan, 63, of North Granby, beloved wife for 40 years of William Caplan, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home. Born in Altoona, PA on November 11, 1953, daughter of W. William Martinez of Rutland, VT and the late Jane (Ghaner) Martinez, she was raised in Pennsylvania before moving to Montpelier and then Proctor, VT. After graduating from Proctor High School in 1971, Cindy continued her education at the Springfield Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1974 as a registered nurse. Cindy and her family resided in Agawam, MA while she worked at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Continuing Care Nursery. In 1988 Bill's job brought them to Cape Girardeau, MO. While living in Missouri, Cindy worked as the nurse at the Charles C. Clippard Elementary School in Cape Girardeau where her children were enrolled. Ten years later the family returned to the Northeast and settled in North Granby. This move also brought Cindy back to her job in the NICU/CCN at Baystate. While there, Cindy loved her work caring for children and in her spare time volunteered to educate parents how to properly install and inspect their children's car seats. Her outreach extended beyond the hospital as Cindy held car seat education programs throughout the state of Massachusetts. Cindy found a great amount of enjoyment in her work at Baystate. Many of her closest colleagues and friends she had known since the beginning of her nursing career. Cindy touched countless lives and kept in close contact for many years with parents she had met while caring for their children in the NICU/CCN. Cindy also found much joy from her active membership of Christ Lutheran Church in Southwick, MA where she participated in Bible Studies and many other programs within the life of the church. Wherever Cindy went she made lifelong friendships. She enjoyed tending to her garden, biking, having lunch with friends, shopping for her granddaughter, and spending time with family and close friends. Besides her husband, William Caplan and her father, W. William Martinez, she leaves a daughter, Bethany Ciliberto and her husband James of Portland; a son, Benjamin Caplan of NY, NY; a brother, Dennis Martinez of Queensbury, NY; a sister, Dori Martinez of Lititz, PA; and her granddaughter whom she cherished, Ellison Ciliberto. Her family will receive friends on Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m., at the Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home, 364 Salmon Brook St., Granby. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, 568 College Hwy, Southwick, MA 01077. In memory of her love and years of caring for children, Cindy's family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., Attn: NICU/CCN, 280 Chestnut St., 6th Floor, Springfield, MA 01199.

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