Helene Yanell Stabinsky
August 8, 1926 ~ September 3, 2018
Helene Yanell Stabinsky 92 of Norwalk passed away September 3, 2018, at home in Norwalk with her family at her bedside.
Born in Stamford CT, August 8, 1926, daughter of the late Samuel and Rose Yanell. She was a Norwalk resident since 1931. Prior to retirement Helene, along her beloved husband Raymond, owned the Textile stores in Stamford, Wilton & Norwalk. Helene was always active in the Norwalk community and loved all those summers with family and friends at the JCC by the Sound. One of her favorite activities after retirement was taking Lifetime Learners classes at NCC, always staying up to date with history and current events. She was also an incredible artist, finding passion in collage and watercolor. Her love for art, gardening, and desire to continue learning, is so admired by her family and will remain ever-present.
Survivors include her three sons, Steven Stabinsky, Jeff Stabinsky, and Brad Stabinsky and his wife Jill. Two Brothers, Martin Yanell and his wife Cathy, Donald Yanell and his wife Elaine, four grandchildren; Allie Stabinsky, Heather Stabinsky, Amy Rose and Rebecca Lee Stabinsky, and daughter-in-law Cindy Bourt.
Services will take place Friday, September 7, at 11:00 AM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery on Richards Avenue, Norwalk.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:30 until the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Circle of Care for Families/Cancer 144 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.