In Branford, June 23, 2006, Patricia Gillen Schmidt, 74, of West Haven, wife of the late William Edward Schmidt who predeceased her on June 7, 2006. Mother of Annelouise Schmidt and her partner, Pam Schmidt of Ogden, UT, Lauretta (Laurie) Dowling and her husband, Michael of Hamden, Greta Heath and her husband, Ray of Rutland, MA, and Heidi Law and her husband, David of Kingston, MA, Also survived by a brother, Eugene Gillen of Cheshire and six grandchildren, Michael, Steven and Daniel Dowling, Jordan and Caitlin Law, and Thomas Heath. Daughter of the late Hugh and Josephine Joslyn Gillen she was born in New Haven, on February 12, 1932. Mrs. Schmidt was a graduate of Hamden High School class of 1949 and the University of CT and a lifetime member of the Alumna Association. She was a elementary school teacher in North Haven and Hamden. She was a member of St. John Viannay Church, West Haven and a member of the Hamden Women's Club. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Monday morning June 26, 2006 at 9:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Hamden at 10:00 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the Mass. Interment will be in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 06405 or to the Masotta Family Cancer Fund, c/o St Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT. 06511.

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  1. Dear Family, Pat had en exuberant energy that I will remember. I always enjoyed the clambakes and family get togethers. Love, Siobhan

  2. Dear Lauretta and Mike, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Our love to all of you, Sally, Dennis, Bridget, Colleen and Molly

  3. I am so sorry that I can’t be there today to express my condolences in person–I missed all of you at Dad’s service (bad timing on my part) but please know that my sympathy is with all of my cousins and their families. Having spent time with your parents at the recent Joslyn weddings, I remembered all the fun times we had growing up together and your Mom’s contagious laugh. A loss of both parents so close together is such a hard thing. I believe that both my parents and yours are up there together remembering all of the great times we all had together and looking down on all of us. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  4. I was so very sorry to learn of the death of your father, Bill, and now your mother, Pat. May you find consolation in knowing that they are still together. I still have my prom bid from our graduating class which, on the back, Bill painted a scene of a couple, representing my date and me. I shall always treasure it. With my deepest sympathy and prayers. Lucille Nutile Insalaco Hamden High School Class of 1951

  5. Laurie – My deepest condolences to you and your family in the loss of your Mom and recently, your Dad. I am unable to attend the memorial service but my thoughts are with you. Lisa Coury

  6. Lori, I’m very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. If you need anything, please let me know. Robin

  7. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I am the daugher of George Joslyn Jr. I remember Pat vaguely from my childhood, however in the past few years I was fortunate enough to re-unite with Pat and enjoyed her company and the stories she told me about the family and my father. I also send my prayers to you for the loss of your Father. I know this must be a very hard time for you. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  8. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We will stop by and visit to extend our sympaty at a later time. the casella’s

  9. To the Schmidt Family, My most sincerest and deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mom Pat. Remembering her from the Hamden Heronette days; she was full of energy, life and devotion to her family. May the fond/loving memories of both your parents live in your hearts forever. May peace be with you. Rosemary (Roe)Schaeffer

  10. We were sorry to hear of Pat’s passing, but is good that her suffering is over. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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