Harriett Wiese Schmidt, 90, wife of the late Edward W. Schmidt, formerly of Hamden and Cheshire passed away Thursday April 24, 2003 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born in Cheshire April 13, 1913 a daughter of the late N. Edward and Harriett Teller Wiese and was a 50 year member of the Mount Carmel Congregational Church. Harriett enjoyed her membership with the Cheshire Seniors and the Hillside Village Assoc. Sunshine Club. She is survived by two sons; William E. Schmidt and his wife, Patricia of West Haven, The Rev. Nicholas Brie of Taneytown, MD, a sister Catharin Eliason of Northford, 4 granddaughters; Ann Louise Schmidt, Lauretta Dowling, Greta Heath, Heidi Law, 6 great-grandchildren; Michael, Steven, and Daniel Dowling, Jordan and Caitlin Law, and Tom Heath. Also survived by a sister-in-law Elsie Berkmoes of Southington and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Schmidt was predeceased by 2 sisters; Helen Boynton, Frances Erickson and a brother, Edward Wiese. Funeral service Tuesday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at Mount Carmel Congregational Church. Rev. Douglas H. House will officiate. Burial in Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Mount Carmel Congregational Church, 3284 Whitney Ave., Hamden CT 06518.

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  1. As the Director of Human Services, it was my privilege to have known Harriet for many years from her days at the apartment on Route 10 to Hillside Village. She was always so bright and cheerful and brought a joy to my life each time I saw her. I am sure that she is still rooting for her Yankees and against my Red Sox today. I will miss her and I share your sorrow at her passing. I give thanks for her being a part of my life. Her friend Bob B

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother.She always remembered my twins girls. I called her from the hospital when they were born that was 24 yrs. ago. Your Mother was a great lady. Darlene May and Family New Haven Savings Bank

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