Helen F. Bentley, 91, passed away at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford on Sat., Jan. 8, 2005. She was the devoted wife of the late Watson Bentley. Born April 13, 1913 in New Haven, a daughter of the late Valentin and Wilhelmine Konig Munck. She lived and raised her family in New Haven and Foxon. She was a creative homemaker, cook and seamstress who loved to play piano, sketch, travel to her favorite Cape Cod, do crossword puzzles and scrabble. She was a lifetime member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Harugari Singing Society and was active in the East Haven Senior Center. Mother of Susan and her husband, Peter Naumann of Wallingford and Carolyn and her husband, Gary Hebert of Stafford Springs, grandmother of Kenneth Sgro, Daniel and Pam Sgro, Jonathan and Gwen Sgro, Christopher and Sandra Naumann and Laurel and Michael Byrne and great-grandmother of Braeden, Mikaela and Juliet. She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. Funeral service Friday, Jan. 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may call Thursday, 3 - 6 p.m.

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  1. We miss our Mom\’s phone calls and our visits with her at the Masonic Home. When we arrived, she would wake with a happy laugh…so excited to see us! Quickly she would want to get seated in her wheelchair so we could go to the sitting room for cocoa, to greet friends, catch up with our lives and shop at the gift store.

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