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“My deepest sympathy to Karen's children, her sisters, her family and friends. Karen once told me she would always remember me as "the little boy who...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Dion

“CaitlinI'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice woman who would always give a wave on her way to her mailbox or when walking Murphy. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Christine Coyne

“Dear Caitlin and Ian,My heart goes out to both of you and to all those who loved and admired your Mom. I worked with her for 18 years in the ED. She...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Thompson, Standish, Main

“To all the dear people who Karen loved the most. I spent many years working with Karen and listening as she spoke of all of you. I loved to listen...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Peterson

“Dear Sheila and Ian, I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Sheila, I remember how much you admired her back when we were in school. I am sure...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dianne Trueb

“Dear Sheila & family, Our deepest sympathy to all, May your treasured memories one day fill you with comfort & peace, knowing Karen rests in...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ann & Dennis Bixler

“I am so sorry for your loss. Karen was such a special person and comforted us during the time when our brother was in HH paliative care unit. She...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Martha Preston Solimo

“Caitlin - We know your heart aches with grief right now and no words of comfort can truly help. I did not know her well--our mutual enemy, ovarian...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Davidson

“Caitlin & Wesley, I knew you 2 when you were wee ones. Your Mom was my sister Joan's best friend, and a most wonderful person. She touched so...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Frascarelli

“Dear Caitlin and Wes - A note to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mary and Jeff Grassetti

“The video is a wonderful tribute to karen. I can only imagine how much she will be missed by her family and friends. Sylvia and John ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia

“Karen, and her gentle spirit, are already missed. Gatherings are never going to be the same. Karen always made a point of speaking to my husband...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Terrie LaBelle

“Our prayers, thoughts and love go out to all of Karen's dear family and friends. With our deepest sympathy, Carol McDermott, Joseph Sheya, Katherine...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Carol McDermott

“wes we are sorry to hear about your unfortunate loss are love and best wishes are with you and your family we are thinking of you at this difficult...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: karen beattie white


Karen Beattie White, 60, of Windsor, formerly of East Windsor, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on Sunday March 10, 2013 at Hartford Hospital after a brave and courageous fight with ovarian cancer. Karen was born in Hartford on April 16, 1952 to William J. and Catherine (Donohue) Beattie. Karen was a graduate of East Windsor High School and then was accepted into the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing to earn her RN in 1973. A dedicated Emergency Department nurse for over twenty years, she devoted her life to caring for those who needed help. Her calling to be a nurse was not only completely fitting, but also fulfilled her. When she wasn't at the hospital, Karen loved retreating to her house in Maine. Her beloved dog, Murphy, was always there by her side. While being active in HH's Alumni Association, there was nothing she didn't enjoy about being a part of the nursing community. Karen's two children, Caitlin Mierkiewicz and Wesley B. White, were her most cherished accomplishments in her entire life. Though nursing was a big part of her life, nothing was more important to her than her family. She adored her sisters, Susan B. Hoffman and her husband Jeffrey, Sheila B. Shearer and her husband Ian, and Maura B. Sergio and Dan Regan. With lots of love to give, she treated her nephews and nieces as if they were her own sons and daughters, Christopher Hoffman and his wife Abby, Evan Shearer and his wife Lindsay, Zachary Hoffman, Michael Shearer, Ryan Shearer, Gabriel Sergio and her son-in-law Mikey Mierkiewicz. She treasured spending time with her life-long friends Steve and Sharon Mooney and Joan Carlson, as well as her most recent friend Lakisha Mobley APRN GYN oncology. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and nurses of Hartford Hospital, especially North 8, for their extraordinary and compassionate care of Karen. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM Friday, March 15 at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Poquonock Ave Poquonock, followed by burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Poquonock. The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave Poquonock. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Harry and Helen Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave Hartford, CT 06106 or the Smile Train, PO Box 96231 Washington D. C. 20090-6231.