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Nihla Mae (Libby) Lapidus

July 14, 1931 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 89)


Nihla Mae Lapidus (Libby), age 89, of Middletown, CT, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday morning, May 23, 2021.  She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, auntie, “Bubbie” and a friend to many.

Born in Hartford, CT on July 14th, 1931, Nihla was the daughter of Samuel and Sylvia Libby.  She graduated as a Registered Nurse from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing.

Nihla was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend, Robert (RJ) Lapidus. They were together over 50 years prior to his passing in 2007.  She was also predeceased by her sister Marilyn and her husband, John Fried.


She is survived by her sisters Gail Freedman, Diane and her husband, Ed Schwartz;  her sons Marc, David and his wife, Fotoulla Nicole; by her grandchildren: Zachary, his fiancé, Jackie, Kyle, Ellie, Alex, Nicholas and her great-granddaughter, Maya.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 26th at 2:00 pm at Adath Israel Cemetery, 714 Pine Street, Middletown, CT 06457. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to:  Middlesex Health Hospice Program, c/o Office of Philanthropy, Middlesex Health, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457.  To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit



Graveside Service
May 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Adath Israel Cemetery
714 Pine Street
Middletown, CT 06457

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