Verla Helene P. Schenarts, 86, of Woodbridge, wife of the late Theodore Schenarts, passed away on February 15, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born in New Haven on October 11, 1926 to the late Frederick and Helene Kandetzki Pokrop. Verla is survived by her two granddaughters, Tricia Rowold & her husband David of Bloomfield, NJ and Tabatha Maccio & her husband Gabriel of Cromwell; her two great-granddaughters, Sarah Rowold & Jenna Maccio and her brothers Paul Pokrop of Norwalk & Harold Pokrop of Florida. She was predeceased by her daughter, Verla Goodhue. Verla grew up in New Haven and moved to Hamden where she lived for 52 years before moving to the Willows in Woodbridge. For many years she was employed at Circuit Wise and most recently had worked at Toys-R-Us in Guest Services. Verla always enjoyed interacting with people and helping them whenever she could. She taught Sunday school at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven. On weekends, Verla and her husband loved leaving their house and traveling to wherever the winds took them. The beach was one of her favorite places to visit and sharing those moments with her daughter and then granddaughters was very special. Verla's Funeral Service will be on Monday, February 18th at 1:30p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Friends are invited to visit with her family before the service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Burial will be Private. Contributions in Verla's memory may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3680 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com

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  1. Our sincere condolences on Verla’s passing. She was a lovely lady who obviously cared for Tabby and Tricia – and now their families and especially their daughters – with all her heart. We’re sure you will miss her very much.

  2. My sincere condolences to Verla’s family. My mother Natalie Smith was also a resident on the second floor of the Willows. I learned of Verla’s passing when I read both obituaries and learned that they had passed away on the same day 2/15/2013! I knew Verla and I spoke to her when I visited Mom–even gave her the occasional hug. She was a very sweet lady who loved to trek up and down the hall in her chair. I hope it gives you some comfort to know that, while I did not know your family, I considered the Willows residents to be family too, and my mother and I interacted with Verla often. I will remember Verla in my prayers, and as a presence in my mother’s last few years. With all my sympathy, Nancy Kriz

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