Ruth Benepe, [known as Libby to her friends and Mimi to her family] ended a long and wonderful life on July 19th shortly after her 91st birthday. With her family by her side she passed peacefully in Essex, Conn., to join her husband, Bruce and son, Terry. She will be missed greatly by her daughter, Pamela and her son, Craig and their families as well as her many friends. Her grace, beauty and joie de vivre will be her legacy. She lived a full life and died with dignity and she will be remembered with great love and affection.