Helena Anne Carpenter of Branford died Monday July 8, 2019 at Apple Rehab in Guilford. She was the wife of the late LeRoy Carpenter.
Helena was born in New Jersey February 23, 1934, daughter of the late Morgan and Gladys Whitcomb Thompson. She worked as a medical secretary for the Yale University Department of Orthopedics for many years until retiring in 1999. Helena was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Branford where she knitted prayer shawls and worked at the Learn and Play Daycare. She also was a member of the Branford Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Carpenter (fiancé- Tammy Bronson) of Branford and Kimberly Carpenter Joyce (Paul Angelini) of Northford; her grandchildren, Cassandra Talmadge-Joyce and Benjamin Joyce; her brother Ernest Thompson of Madison and her sister Jane Bernardo of Guilford. She was predeceased by her former husband Allen Smith and her brothers, William and Charles Thompson and her sister Florence Thompson.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Friday morning at 11:00 at United Methodist Church of Branford, 811 East Main Street, Branford, and may call at the church prior to the service from 10:00 - 11:00. Burial will be private.
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