Annette Carolyn Wendell
July 13, 2016
Annette Carolyn Wendell, 99, of New Haven, CT, formerly of Darien, CT and Delray Beach, FL, peacefully passed away Wednesday July 13, 2016.
She was born and raised in Stamford, CT, the daughter of Benjamin and Rose Greenberger, and sister of the late Rena Greenberger of Patterson, NJ. Annette was a graduate of Stamford High School, where she met and later married her late husband, Robert David Wendell.
Annette was the grandaughter of Rabbi/Cantor Efriam Greenberger of NYC. She is survived by sons Gene (Sue) Wendell, of Norwalk, CT, and Steven (Charlene) Wendell, of Newport News, VA, grandchildren Lauren Wendell, of Norwalk, CT, Adam (Sarah) Wendell, of Silver Springs, MD, David Wendell,of Burlington, VT, Regan Wendell of Arivaca, AZ, Jessica Wendell, of Fairfield, CT, great grandchildren, Alexander and Maxfield Wendell, of Silver Springs, MD, and nieces Shiela Herman, of Escondido, CA, Lenore (Ray) Sturm, of Oxford, CT, and nephews Alan Heinman, of Groton, CT, Lyle (Kathleen) Wendell, of Jacksonville, FL.
Annette worked most of her professional career in the offices of Branson Ultrasonics and Acme Backing in Stamford, CT. She was active in B’nai Brith, long serving president of her condominium association in Delray and loved playing Mah Jong with “the girls” most of her life. After her husband’s passing, she moved from Darien, bought a condominium in Norwalk, and volunteered as a class room assistant at Jefferson Elementary School for many years. She then moved to Delray Beach where she spent the next 30 years until moving to Tower One in New Haven 10 years ago.
Annette was an avid baseball fan and changed teams from Yankees, to Giants, and finally to the Marlins. As a child, Annette would often sit on the lap of Babe Ruth’s wife, as her father Benjamin had a box seat near the Ruth’s at Yankee Stadium. She will be remembered for her daily and brisk walks well into her 90’s, her forever endearing smile, contagious laughter, love of music, bold earrings, family pride, and independent spirit.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 18, 10:30am, at Temple Shalom, 257 Richards Ave. Norwalk, CT. Shiva will be Monday evening at the home of Sue and Gene Wendell, 6:00 to 8:00pm, and Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the home of Charlene and Steven Wendell.
Donations in Annette’s memory may be made to: Towers Foundation, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, CT 06519, att: Vivian Kantrow, or online, www.towerone.org