Helen Wasmuth Schneider, 87, of Trumbull, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Queens, NY on June 6, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Anna Seifert Wasmuth.

With her husband Hal, Helen raised her family in East Meadow and Massapequa, N.Y. and had a long and varied career at Harmon-Kardon in Plainview, N.Y.

An active member of St. Rose of Lima, on LI, and later at St. Theresa's in Trumbull, CT, she loved reading, singing, playing her ukulele, a spirited political debate, and a good laugh.

She will forever live on in the hearts of Hal Schneider, her husband and best friend of 60 years, and their children: Bob Schneider and his wife Barbara of Old Bethpage, NY, Don Schneider of Pound Ridge, NY, Ellen Van Patten and her husband Byron of Encino, CA, Rich Schneider and his wife Lisa of Fishers, IN, and Claire Weitzman and her husband David of Trumbull, CT; brother and sisters, William Wasmuth and his wife Helen of FL, Jane Ball of NJ, and Barbara Donahue and her husband Paul of NY; 12 grandchildren, John , Julie, Jennifer, Michael, Christina, Anastasia, Tyler, Luke, Sean, Danielle, Hannah and Gabriel; and 4 great grandchildren, Rheanna, Clayton, Hadley, and Chloe.

She was predeceased by her sister, Ann Donahue.

Services were held Nov. 24 at St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull. Burial in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull. The Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, Trumbull, handled arrangements.

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