Helen (Johnson) Dodd, formerly of Bridgeport and Shelton, Ct., died August 28, 2010 at Village Crest, New Milford, CT.
She was the widow of Paul E. Dodd. Helen was born in Kent Hollow, Ct., February 1, 1912, the daughter of the late Alden and Cora (Rodgers) Johnson. Helen attended the one room schoolhouse in Kent Hollow and graduated from New Milford High School in 1930. The family moved to the Bridgeport area in 1943 where Paul served as the Marine Corps Recruiting Staff/Sgt.
Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and beloved aunt.
For many years she was head of the domestics department at Howlands Genung’s Department stores in Bridgeport and Fairfield.
Helen is survived by her son Harrison and wife Marcia of Shelton, two daughters Mildred Olson and husband Andrew of South Kent, Aileen Kimmerle and husband Arthur of Shelton, a stepson Edward Dodd and wife Louise of Naples, Fl., 5 grandchildren Bonnie (Paul) Donzella, Mark (Yohana) Kimmerle, Brett Kimmerle, Wendy Olson and Heather (Alexei) Tibbles-Vassilev, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her brothers Fredrick, Harold and Edward, a niece Carol and nephews Alden and Carl.
A graveside service will be held at the Kent Hollow Cemetery, Kent, CT, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 11:00 AM. There are no calling hours. Colonial Funeral Home, 87 Park Lane Rd., New Milford, CT is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice