February 12, 1932 ~ June 23, 2006
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.