Helen Shortell, age 90, of Wilton, died peacefully on Saturday, November 23, at her
home surrounded by friends and family. Her loving husband Lawrence J. Shortell Sr.
preceded her in death. Helen was born on July 18, 1929, in Bridgeport CT, daughter
of the late Joseph F. and Anna M. Morgan. Helen was a retired nurse, having
graduated from the Norwalk Hospital School of Nursing and worked for medical
hospitals in Connecticut, Ohio, and California over the course of her career. Helen
loved her family, life and community.
Helen is survived by her children Lawrence J. Shortell, Jr. of Norwalk and Kathleen
Bienapfl of Portland, OR, her granddaughter Claire Bienapfl, her brother Frank J.
Morgan of Naples, FL, several nieces, and nephews. She was also predeceased by her
sister Alice Morgan Haynes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 3rd, 11 am at
Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT. Burial will follow at St.
John's Cemetery, 223 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in her
name may be made to Star Inc, Lighting the Way, 182 Wolfpit Ave, Norwalk Ct.. 06851
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