Helen Simanis

Helen B. Simanis

Friday, February 24th, 1928 - Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Helen Simanis cared deeply about her Catholic faith, and her desire to serve and help others was reflected in her choice of a lifelong profession as a nurse. Helen, 91, died of cancer on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Helen was born in Scranton, Pa., raised in Bridgeport, CT. and lived in Trumbull. She graduated from the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing (BHSN) in 1949. In 2001, Helen was honored for her 50 consecutive years as an active member of the BHSN Alumnae Association I and was indoctrinated into the Life Membership Group.

Helen spent most of her professional career at Harvey Hubbell, Inc., and she was honored for her contributions to industrial safety nursing. Helen was a devoted parishioner of St. George Catholic Church in Bridgeport, where she was a Eucharistic minister and served on the parish council and a multitude of committees. She was quick to lend a helping hand and an attentive ear to all who needed her time or expertise. She was also a member of the Bridgeport Chapter of the Knights of Lithuania, Council 141 and formerly held position of secretary. Helen was a member of the Marian Ladies of St. George Church and Christ the King women’s group.

Helen leaves behind nephew, Joseph Simanis (Karen Dionne), niece Ann Simanis (Mark Weiss), grandniece Alexandra Helen, Goddaughter Kristi McCarthy and many dear friends.

Calling hours will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 from 3-6 p.m. in the Commerce Hill Funeral Home, 4798 Main St. Bridgeport, and the Knights of Lithuania will exemplify their ritual Sunday at 4:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. George Catholic Church, Bridgeport, followed by interment in St. Michel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George Catholic Church, Bridgeport in memory of Helen. For online condolences, memorial tributes and directions visit us at
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, October 27th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    4798 Main St.
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Knights of Lithuania will exemplify their ritual Sunday at 4:30pm
  • Service

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, October 28th, 2019 10:00am
    St. George Roman Catholic Church
    443 Park Ave
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
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  • Interment

    Monday, October 28th, 2019 |
    Monday, October 28th, 2019
    St. Michael's Cemetery
    2205 Stratford Avenue
    Stratford, Connecticut 06615
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Simona D'Amico

Posted at 03:53pm
Sentite condoglianze.
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Laura Putnocky

Posted at 04:22am
Helen knew my uncle, Tom Borsody, years ago when they both worked at Harvey Hubbell. She was the
most wonderful person. My whole family adored her - my immediate family and my aunts, uncles and
cousins. She was so easy to love, and so deserving of it. I know she will always be a beautiful bright
light in my heart and my memory.
From Laura Putnocky and family

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