Helen Stepanishen, 98, died on February 15, 2014 in Hamden, CT. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Peter, of 66 years. She is survived by her two children, Peter Stepanishen and his wife Lenore of Westerly, RI and Elaine Stepanishen of Hamden, CT; two grandsons, Kent Stepanishen and his wife Kristen of NYC and Captain Mark Stepanishen and his wife Erica of South Korea. Born in Boston, MA on September 4, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Tessie and Thomas Furmenek.  Predeceased by her sisters: Rose Furmenek  and  Agnes Driscoll, she is survived by her two sisters, Olga Mason and Janet Greenan, all of Massachusetts.  Special thanks to Anne Popolizio and Maggie Acampora who gave loving support to Helen for many years. The kind care provided by Dr. Joseph Balsamo and the staff at Maplewoods in Hamden is also greatly appreciated. 

Her visiting hours will be Wednesday morning, 9:00 -10:30 am at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church, North Haven at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, (904)296-7350.