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Eileen Alexander Kaplan

June 25, 1944 ~ September 30, 2017 (age 73)


Eileen Alexander Kaplan, 73, passed away with her family by her side on September 30, 2017. She was born on June 25, 1944 in Willimantic, Connecticut to Maurice and Ruth Alexander. Eileen was raised and educated in Columbia, Connecticut, and graduated from Windham High School and Mt. Sinai School of X-Ray Technology. Eileen went on to become a successful x-ray technician, stationary business owner, realtor, DCF employee, published author and public speaker. Her book, "Laughter is the Breast Medicine", is an acclaimed success and has inspired and encouraged so many who have battled cancer. Eileen always used laughter and humor to move through life's good and bad times. She was a bright shining star to all who knew and loved her.  She will be forever missed and loved.  In addition to her loving husband of 53 years, Arnold, she is survived by two daughters; Marcy Kaplan, and her husband Howard Flacker; Dana Kaplan Jolly, and her husband Michael Jolly Sr.; grandson; Michael Jolly Jr.; sister Beverly Raymond, and her brother-in-law William Raymond; nephew Michael Raymond, and his wife Jami Himmelfarb Raymond; as well as nieces; Jenna Kaplan Denisar and Marla Kaplan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eileen’s honor to:   Brigham and Women's Hospital- Cancer Research Center; - Yale New Haven Health Smilow Cancer Hospital; or Masonicare Home Health and Hospice Services of Wallingford, CT, To sign the online memorial guestbook, please visit


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