Helen Benzel

On April 13, 2013 Helen Benzel  beloved wife of Morton Benzel (deceased) passed away at age 90. She and her husband opened Benzel’s  pharmacy in Hamden and later started the Windsor Shoppe in North Haven. Helen was adored for her loving nature, her generosity and her devotion to family and friends. She will be missed by her four sons, Gary (and Martha) Benzel  of Shelton CT, Robert (and Sylvia) Benzel of Columbus OH, Rick Benzel of Los Angeles CA and William (and Julie Benzel) of Castle Rock CO; seven grandchildren (Debbie, Joel, Rebecca, Reuben, Sarah, Joseph and Danny and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Hailey).
Graveside funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, Sunday morning at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Sandra Hart Makuaole said,

    04.14.13 at 1:21 pm

    The Hart Family has many wonderful memories of Helen and your entire family as our neighbors on Helen Street. Helen was a beautiful and gracious lady. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you.

  2. Ron and Diane Gagliardi said,

    04.14.13 at 1:47 pm

    I am sorry to learn that your mom has passed away. My wife and I did not know her well, but during the times we visited, we found her to be a gracious and pleasant person. She certainly had been a perfect partner, in life and in business, to her husband and a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother to her family.

  3. Pina ( Sacchetti ) Dattilo said,

    04.15.13 at 12:56 am

    Iam very sorry for your loss, Helen was a very sweet and elegant lady.
    Your mother and father were a solid fixture at the pharamacy and gift shop on Newhall St where my mother & father always patronized. What wonderful memories of a time past.
    I still have the serving piece’s your parents gave me on my wedding day 51 years ago. May your memories be a lasting source of happiness.
    Thoughts and prayers to the entire family. Pina ( Sacchetti ) Dattilo

  4. Cynthia Murray Davis said,

    04.15.13 at 1:40 pm

    Gary and Martha,
    So sorry to read about your mother’s death. I have so many fond memories of your parents and of you both. My mother, Dot Reynolds, sends her sympathy also. Gary, you, Martha, Debbie, and Joel are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

    Cynthia Murray Davis