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Obituary for Katherine M. "Kay" Midyette

Katherine M. "Kay" Midyette, 84, longtime resident of Enfield, entered into the arms of The Lord on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Suffield House. She was born on October 17, 1937, in New London, the loving daughter to the late Hugh and Kate (Newman) Pendleton. The second youngest of twelve children, Kay grew up in Waterford and attended local schools. After meeting a handsome ex-sailor at the Galaxy (Melody) Roller Rink in Groton, Kay allowed Russ to first become her roller dance partner and eventually the love of her life. She and her husband, the late Russell A. Midyette, settled in Enfield where they would reside to raise their family and live their best life. While her children were young, she volunteered in the school library, spent most of her free time bowling with multiple leagues at Thompsonville and Bradley Bowl, enjoyed playing Bingo with her girlfriends and traveling with her husband. She eventually became a member of the Literacy Volunteers and an active member of the Enfield Senior Center. With her big heart and fun spirit she gathered many friends throughout her lifetime, including those she resided with at Mark Twain Apartments and the Suffield House. Above all else, Kay enjoyed the time spent with her beloved family. Kay is survived by her children, Michelle Kelly and her husband, Marty of Naples, FL, Russell Midyette and his partner, Roberta, of Woonsocket, RI, and William Midyette and his wife, Destiny of Frisco, TX; stepchildren, Benjamin Midyette of Gold Bar, WA, Michael Midyette and his wife, Diana of Fayetteville, NC, and Deborah Crowell of the greater San Diego, CA area; two sisters, Helen Spinato and Diana Malinconico and her husband, Lou; her grandchildren, Sean Kelly and his wife, Maura, and Benjamin, Elisha, Adam and Anthony Midyette, Nicole Baumgartner, Ricky and Dianna Castleberry, and Miguel, Tiana and Jolé Midyette ; and nine great grandchildren, Adeleine and Valentina Kelly, Anthony Taylor, Kevin Taylor III, Austin Goodman, Duane McGill, JR., Pierce Baumgartner, and Haley and Mia MIdyette. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Sharon Midyette, whom she adored. Kay's family extends a special thank you to nurse’s aid, Trish, and the rest of the staff at the Suffield House for their excellent care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family from 10:30-11:30 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Rd., Enfield, CT 06082. A service will begin at the funeral home at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Enfield Street Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Kay's memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.