Mabel Ford Schenk, 90, of Waitsfield, VT, formerly of Hamden, passed away Sept. 10, 2003, wife of the late George Robert Schenk, Sr. Mrs. Schenk was born in Quebec, Canada, a daughter of the late Willis and Bernice Nichols Ford and resided in Hamden for over 50 years before moving to Vermont in the fall of 2002. She was employed at the Masonic Home and Hospital of Wallingford as a Nursing Supervisor, retiring in 1975 after 20 years. She later volunteered at the Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care in Hamden and was a 50 year member of Ethel Chapter O.E.S. She is survived by a son George Robert Schenk, Jr. and his wife, Mary Schenk of Warren, VT, a daughter, Marilyn S. Beattie, and her husband, Richard Beattie of Orange, CT, 5 grandchildren, Andrea Foley, Heather Zetterberg, Meredith Libby, Hanna Schenk and Willis Schenk, 8 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Dorothy Farrell of Shelburne, VT, Margaret Stone of Richmond, VT and a brother, Albert Ford of East Charleston, VT. She was predeceased by a sister Marion Petell. Funeral service Monday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 2925 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Sunday from 4-7p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. An Eastern Star service by Golden Rod Chap. #34, O.E.S. will be at 6:30 p.m. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to the Partnerships Center for Adult Day Care, 3 Industrial Circle, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Mabel and I were great friends for many years. We enjoyed going to many Masonic functions together. I will miss her company. Marie Venter

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