Helen Katherine Fleischmann, 91, entered into eternal rest on February 13, 2016. She was the beloved wife of 71 years of Arthur C. Fleischmann Sr. Helen was born on September 7, 1924 to the late Ernesto and Rose Deangelo Dilorenzo. A 1942 graduate of Tenafly High School, Tenafly NJ, she worked for several years before devoting her life to raising a family. Besides her husband, she leaves behind her son, Arthur C. (Julia) Fleischmann Jr. of Hamden; daughter, Donna E. Earley of North Haven; sister, Louise Voccola of Bergenfield, NJ; a brother, Vincent Dilorenzo of Westminster, MD; grandsons, Arthur C. Fleischmann III and William Worrell; granddaughters, Christina (Timothy) Freer and Casey (Michael) Erickson. She will also be greatly missed by 5 great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by brothers Gabriel and Frank Dilorenzo and sister Phyllis Dilorenzo. An amateur singer in her younger years, she enjoyed music, dancing (she was the life of the party on the dance floor), playing the slots at the casinos in Atlantic City and Foxwoods and doting on her family. A loving, caring and sensitive woman, she will be sorely missed by anyone who knew her. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, February 19th from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Rita's Church at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made in Helen's name to The Masonicare Charity Foundation, 74 Cheshire Road, Wallingford, CT, 06492. To send a condolence to the family please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. Although I only met her once at Julia and Art’s wedding because everyone speaks so highly of her I feel like the Fleischmann family have lost not only their matriarch but the one that binds the family together. Julia and I were close when we were children but like many when we marry we become separated and lose touch. To hear the reaction to the loss, I knew she must have been a special lady. I would like to tell you that I will pray for the repose of her soul and for each of the family that is touched by this loss. Love and warm regards Josephine Damelio.

  2. I have such find memories of my Aunt Helen. In those early years, she always had a smile for all of us, even though we were so annoying as little kids. Even as we all grew older, that smile remained. Forever reflective of her positive attitude She serenaded us always and danced with us on the dance floor as she showed us her latest moves. We will miss her lively presence, her positive outlook on life and her love of family! Ciao,Aunt Helen

  3. I would like to offer my condolences for you loss. Prayers for this family at you time of sorrow. Regards, Tom Damelio

  4. I’m very sad to hear about Helen’s passing. She was a very warm, kind, and energetic person. I loved spending time with her at family gatherings and I especially loved watching her on the dance floor. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Helen will be dearly missed by all of us.

  5. My memories of my Aunt Helen will always remain in my heart. She was a beautiful, special lady who I loved dearly, I will miss her. She is now around the table with all her loved ones who went before her.

  6. Aunt Helen was an amazing lady, and she will be missed by all who knew her. All of our love to the family. Hugs from Wendy, Mark, Aidan and Annea Phillips.

  7. Aunt Helen will be very much missed. She was the definition of life. I have so many wonderful memories of her. I remember her beautiful singing voice. Aunt Helen loved to dance and could stay on the dance floor all night. Aunt Helen, I will miss you. You will always be in my heart. All my love, Sandra

  8. I was saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Helen. Please know all the family are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Mary and Don Davis

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