Obituary: Helena (Daly) Easterbrook

Helena (Daly) Easterbrook
Helena (Daly) Easterbrook

NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Helena (Daly) Easterbrook, 87, of Naugatuck, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at Waterbury Hospital with her loving children by her side. She was the widow of Dr. Eliot Knights Easterbrook.

Mrs. Easterbrook was born Nov. 26, 1928 in Waterbury, daughter of the late Francis L. and Charlotte (Kelley) Daly. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Waterbury Class of 1946. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Uniroyal Inc., Chemical Division in Naugatuck where she met her one true love Eliot Knights Easterbrook. During the Naugatuck River Flood of 1955 Eliot’s workspace had to be moved and there they met, it was love at first site. They married on Feb. 9, 1957. No two people were more devoted.

She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Naugatuck. She loved crocheting, gardening and bird watching in her backyard but her greatest love of all was her love of family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and indulgent grandmother whose world revolved around her family.

Mrs. Easterbrook is survived by a daughter, Charlena Harrisson and her husband Peter of Old Greenwich; a son, Eliot Easterbrook Jr. and his wife Nancy of Macungie, Pass.; a brother, Francis Daly, Jr. and his companion Helen Dallow of Southbury; four grandchildren, Michael Eliot, Steven James, Connor Knights and Treloara Brook, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Road, Prospect. A calling hour will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial and committal services will be held in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.