February 26, 2020
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Valerie (Mimi) Jane Blomgren

North Haven

Published Feb. 13, 2020

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Valerie (Mimi) Jane Blomgren, 79, of North Haven, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Feb. 6, surrounded by her loving family.

Valerie was charismatic, kind, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was very gifted at crocheting, making blankets for those she loved. She took pleasure in cooking and baking, especially chocolate chip cookies, and was a devoted fan of UConn women’s basketball.

Valerie was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, George (Biff) E. Blomgren, and son George E. Blomgren, Jr. She is survived by her son John E. and wife Debbi Budnick Blomgren; and daughter Sharon J. and husband Michael DeGirolamo. She is also survived by three grandchildren, L.J. and wife Gina Midolo Blomgren, Mike DeGirolamo, Jr., and Ali DeGirolamo; as well as her great-grandson, Jack Blomgren. Additionally, she is survived by her brothers Al Wiatrak of Connecticut and Larry Wiatrak of Colorado. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Wiatrak of Florida. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The visiting hours for relatives and friends were held at The Havens Family, North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., on Feb. 11. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish at St. Barnabas Church, 44 Washington Ave., North Haven. Interment followed in St. Lawrence Cemetery. For an online obituary, visit

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