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Former Westfield Candy Shop Owner, Helen Schnakenberg, Dies at 99

Helen and her husband owned Henry’s Confectionery and later Martha Lorton Candies in Westfield for many years.

The following obituary was provided by Dooley Colonial Funeral Home.

Helen Schnakenberg, 99, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Schnakenberg was born and raised in Berwick, Pennsylvania and resided in Westfield for fifty years.  She and her husband, Henry owned Henry’s Confectionery and later Martha Lorton Candies both in Westfield for many years.

Helen is predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Henry J. Schnakenberg and siblings, Mary Forkas, William Nagy and Donald Nagy.  She is survived by her son, John and his wife, Denise of Mountainside along with one sister, Mae Tekverk of Hingham, MA.  She will also be deeply missed by her grandchildren; Rev. John Gregory Schnakenberg O.P., Christopher Schnakenberg and Susan Schnakenberg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dominican Foundation; 141 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065

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