Obituary for Beatrix Kamens (Herklots)
Beatrix H. Kamens, 83, wife of the late Wilbur H. “Gus” Kamens Jr. passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Apple Rehab Coccomo. Born in Brooklyn, CT on June 22, 1934, she was the daughter of the late William and Patricia (O’Connor) Herklots. Beatrix was a longtime Meriden resident and graduated from the Meriden Nursing School. Mrs. Kamens was a registered nurse for local healthcare facilities. She loved writing poetry, watching cooking shows and preparing Sunday family dinners. Beatrix loved to knit, always making sweaters for her grandchildren.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra Kamens and Tracy Malaguti and her husband, Michael Keating; two sons, Greg Kamens and his wife Sharon and Michael Kamens and his wife Debra; eight grandchildren, Jessica Kamens, Nicholas Malaguti, Sara Kamens, Michael Kamens, Audra Malaguti, Alyssa Kamens, Tyler Kamens and Dalton Kamens and her brother-in-law, Paul Kamens. Beatrix is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements are under the direction of the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450. For online condolences please visit jferryfh.com.