Helen Geraldine Balisciano Smith, age 79, lifelong resident of Milford, beloved wife of the late Frank Balisciano and David Smith, died on Thursday, June 20th.

Helen was on December 20, 1933 to the late Hugh and Mildred Kesses Armstrong.

She was a doll artisan, working as an entrepreneur and a talented seamstress. She was an advocate of all animals and was actively involved in the humane society and rescuing cats.

Survivors include her children: Philip Balisciano (Cheryl) of West Virginia; Nancy Cardone and companion Tom of Milford; Linda Waxman and companion Steve of Medford, NJ; Julie Cole of Meriden; Gigi Peckham (Howard) of Loonlake, NY, two sisters; Barbara Classen and Mildred Armstrong, 17 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Helen is pre-deceased by her brother, Hugh Armstrong and Marcia Riczu.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and the interment will be private. The Gregory F. Doyle Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.

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