Miriam (Micki) E. Cantor

Miriam (Micki) E. Cantor of Orange, CT died July 7, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born December 14, 1939 in Hartford, CT., she was the wife of Edward H. Cantor, daughter of the late Faye and Arthur Levy, mother of David Cantor of Woodbridge, grandmother of Joshua and Zoe Cantor of Woodbridge and sister of Richard Levy of Arlington, VA. Miriam was married to Edward for 39 years. She was a graduate of Syracuse University and received a Masters Degree in Archaeology from Yale University, while in the midst of intensive chemotherapy. Miriam enjoyed a successful career as a teacher and advertising executive, but her greatest achievement was as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held at Temple Emanuel, 150 Dogwood Rd., Orange, CT, Sunday, July 10 at 11:00 am.   The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.  The interment will be in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Derby – Milford Rd., Orange. A period of mourning will be observed at the cantor home, 571 Arrowhead Dr., Orange from Sunday evening through Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers,  contributions in her memory may be made for cancer research to the  Cantor-Smith Endowment, c/o Peter Lamothe, Yale Cancer Center, 157 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510.


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  1. Elma L Dunn said,

    07.08.11 at 10:10 am

    Edward, please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you and David at this time .Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.


  2. Paul Capra said,

    07.08.11 at 12:43 pm

    Dear Ed, David and family,
    We will greatly miss Micki.
    We will hold on to our memories of ALL the good times with her.
    Love to all.
    Paul and Martha Capra

  3. Steve and Fran Goldstein said,

    07.08.11 at 12:54 pm

    Dear Ed,
    We were deeply saddened to learn of
    Micki’s passing. We know what a long life with
    a loving partner means. We pray that the memories
    of your joyous times with Micki will sustain you and
    your family.
    Steve and Fran

  4. Robert Schpero said,

    07.09.11 at 9:48 am

    Dear Ed, Please accept my sincere sympathy……..Robert Schpero

  5. cynthia doubleday said,

    07.09.11 at 6:55 pm

    Dear Ed,

    I have such bright, warm, gorgeous, intelligent memories of Micki and am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Both Geo and I send you strength and love and sympathy and hopes that your time with her will give you strength during this difficult passage.

    Much love,

    the Doubledays

  6. James Lush said,

    07.10.11 at 7:09 am

    Dear Ed,

    I learned with deepest regrets of your most personal loss and send you my heartfelt sympathy. Micki and I worked together and laughed together back in ‘the day’. She was a wonderful person. I feel your grief and wish you strength during this most difficult time.

    James Lush

  7. Michael A. Miller said,

    07.10.11 at 9:19 am

    Ed and David,

    I am truly sorry to hear of your loss.
    I can not express my feelings of sarrow, but please accept my deepest sympathies


    Michael A. Miller

  8. Allie Capasso Jr. said,

    07.10.11 at 1:33 pm

    Dear Ed and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Wife, may she rest in peace. Sincerely, Allie Capasso Jr.

  9. Cynthia Allyn said,

    07.10.11 at 3:55 pm

    Ed and family-

    We were both moved by the touching and loving service you held for Micki.

    She had a wonderful family and wonderful friends–everyone’s goal is good health but family and friends are really what makes a complete and full life–she certainly lived that way…

    We will all miss her–the rabbi’s opening remarks on the three parts of the soul were a new idea for me–a piece of Micki’s soul will forever be in me and all those who loved and knew her.

    Take care–be well–our thoughts are with you all.

    Lou and Cindy

  10. Ty Kamp and the Yale Club of New Haven said,

    07.11.11 at 10:40 am

    Dear Ed,

    On behalf of your friends and colleagues at the Yale Club of New Haven, I offer you our deepest condolences in this time of sorrow for you and your family. May Micki rest in eternal peace.

    Yours, with kindest regards,

    Ty Kamp
    President, Yale Club of New Haven

  11. Carl Amento said,

    07.11.11 at 12:05 pm

    Dear Ed and Family,

    My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved wife Micki. May your wonderful memories of your life together and the loving support of your friends help ease your grief.


  12. judy and steve august said,

    07.11.11 at 12:22 pm

    Dear Ed, David and family,
    Steve and I were so very sorry to hear of Micki’s death. She will be very much missed by her family and friends. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Judy and Steve August

  13. Paul & Joanne Tierney said,

    07.11.11 at 1:35 pm

    Dear Ed,

    Words fail in these times of deep sorrow. Please know that we are with you in thought and prayer.

    Paul & Joanne

  14. Mechele George said,

    07.11.11 at 5:06 pm

    Dear Ed,

    I was terribly saddened to hear of Micki’s passing.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  15. Sharon Matthews said,

    07.12.11 at 12:26 am

    Dear Ed, David and Family,

    We are terribly sorry for your loss. Micki’s strong personality will be much missed. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Sharon, Patrick, Joshua and Thomas Matthews

  16. Debbie Mayer said,

    07.12.11 at 6:37 pm

    Dear Ed and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many childhood memories visiting with you and Micki. Her Passover sedars were one-of- a-kind. She will be missed by everyone. Please accept my deepest condolences through this tough time.

    Much Love,