Helen Moskell, 101, wife of the late Stephen Moskell, formerly of Meriden passed away peacefully on Friday March 8, 2019 at Masonicare in Wallingford. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Maslar. Born in New Haven CT on September 24, 1917, she moved with her family to Meriden as a child. After graduating from Meriden High School, she worked for New Departure.
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She married her husband, Stephen in 1944 and was blessed with 68 years of happily married life together. Shortly after they married, Helen and Stephen purchased a home on Columbus Ave and Helen lived there until she moved to Masonicare in 2013.
Helen lived her life happily as a homemaker and was interested in baking, crocheting and reading. She was an active member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Church where for years she baked pierogi’s and nut and poppyseed rolls to sell for the support of the church. In later years, she and Stephen enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean and vacationing in Vermont.
Last year at the Masonicare Dinner celebrating the centenarians, a reporter asked Helen the secret to having a long life. Helen replied, “Take care of your health, have a good marriage, and be happy.”
Helen is survived by her son, Stephen M. Moskell, of Newburyport MA; her daughter, Susan M. Sakraida of Greencastle PA; five grandchildren, Stephen Sakraida-Wilshere, Candice Gonzin, Robyn Travis, Christine Moskell and Ruth Moskell and 8 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street and at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 89 Summer St., Meriden for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning prior to Mass from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06492. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.