Helene “Mimi” Skuret Sutfin, 83 years old of Hamden passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Helene was born in Derby December 6, 1935 and was the daughter of the late former Ansonia Chief of Police Daniel D. Skuret and the late Helen Kolakowski Skuret.
Helene graduated Ansonia High School in 1952, from Hospital of Saint Raphael School of Nursing in 1955 with her RN degree, and from Southern Connecticut State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Helene enjoyed a long and fulfilling career as a nurse for 61 years until her retirement in 2016. Throughout her career as an RN she worked as staff nurse, school nurse, camp nurse, private duty nurse, IV nurse and she also taught home nursing at Hamden High School Adult Education.
By far Helene’s greatest joy was raising her three sons, Ronald E. Sutfin (Deb) of Durham, Kenneth D. Sutfin of Wallingford, and John “Jack” S. Sutfin (Alexis) of Hamden. She was also survived by her beloved grandchildren, Daniel R. Sutfin (Alyssa), Megan L. Sutfin, Adrianna J. Sutfin, John “Jake” A. Sutfin, Elizabeth A. Sutfin, Alexandria R. Sutfin.
She also leaves her sister, Barbara Heggestad of Bedford, MA and her brother Attorney Daniel D. Skuret, Jr. (Marcia) of Orange, along with many nieces and nephews.
Helene’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Friday, December 14 at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home, 1300 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden from 5-7 p.m.
There will be a funeral mass at St. Rita’s Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Saturday, December 15 at 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery in Derby.
Memorial Donations in memory of Helene S. Sutfin may be made to Saint Rita School, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517. Condolences may be expressed at hamdenmemorialfuneralhome.com