Church & Allen Funeral Service

136 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT


Cynthia B Hellman

April 14, 1956November 22, 2019

NORWICH – Cynthia Beit Hellman, 63, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 22, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Norwich on April 14, 1956 to the late Samuel and Selma (Kosansky) Beit. Cynthia was a graduate of George Washington University. She spent her life as a devoted mother to Benjamin and Samuel, working as an Asst. Manager of Chico’s, and a Real Estate Agent for William Raevis Realty.

Cynthia was a Life Member and Past President of Hadassah, and a member of the Ladies Hebrew Aid Society. For fun, time was spent showing her skiing prowess in the winter, and basking in the sun at the Seaside Beach Club in Westerly, RI. Family was everything to her.

Cynthia is survived by her sons; Benjamin and Samuel Hellman, brothers; Arthur Beit and his wife Lucy, Nathan Beit and his wife Kathryn, sister; Patricia Beit, nephews; Eric Beit and wife Erin, Jason Beit and wife Allison, Scott Beit, nieces; Alyssa Stern and husband Trevor, Amanda Beit, several grandnieces & nephews and her former spouse, Martin Hellman.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday Nov 24th at Church & Allen Funeral Home, 136 Sachem St., Norwich at noon processing thereafter for burial at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3, Middle Rd., Preston.

Donations in Cynthia’s memory can be made either to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 [www.lls.org] or donate blood in her name sharing her story while doing so paying the precious gift forward which she so relied on for years.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Burial Sunday, November 24, 2019


Cynthia B Hellman

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Ted Zablotsky, MD

December 8, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Your family was a big part of my life growing up in Norwich. My condolences to your family.

Anne Petrowsky

November 26, 2019

To Cindy's entire family ...
I want you to know that I am sad with you, my heart cries with you all and I too feel your pain. You lost a sister, mother, wife, aunt & great-aunt and I lost a very dear and special friend. I loved Cindy like a sister, we were friends for 35 years. In our earlier years we did everything together we were inseparable. When I moved to California we never lost touch and when we visited each other it was like old times. Cindy was special and beautiful in every way. She was kind, gentle, generous, thoughtful and loving. She was a ray of light, always gorgeous and that smile of hers was contagious. I loved Cindy with all my heart. I loved her family for her family was our family, that's how it was when I lived back east. I feel I lost a part of me, I lost a dear friend whom I will never forget and will miss dearly for the rest of my life and one thing for sure all the memories of our times together will live on forever.

Susan Lorinsky

November 25, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Cindy. She was always there to help anyone, and always with a smile.
Cindy and I were Hadassah Hand of Healers the same year and were honored at a state-wide Healer event.
Our deepest sympathy to her sons, brothers, sister, & family.
May her memory be a blessing.
Susan & Lorin Lorinsky

Kathy Delaney

November 25, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers to all Cindy's family. She was a Wonderful person and will be sadly missed. Her Beautiful Light will shine on in all her family and friends and may the Memories of a Beautiful Woman full of Love and Light help you all through this difficult time. R. I. P. my friend, May you Fly with the Angels.

Ellen Hillman

November 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to the entire family I am so sorry for your loss

Arlene Pollavk

November 24, 2019

To the entire Beit family,
I was so sorry to read of your loss. Although I didn’t know Cindy, Patti always spoke about her so fondly. May her memory give you all strength and be a blessing to you. RIP.

Nancy Brand

November 24, 2019

I got to know Cindy when we worked together at Personalized Print by Marcie G. She was always fun and enthusiastic. A few years later I'd see her at Chico's, always eager to help her customers there and also take time for a quick chat about "the old days" at Personalized Print. She was outgoing and upbeat and neat as a pin! Perfectly coiffed and made-up, too. A woman with a real sense of style.
I plan to continue donating blood, now in her name, and I will remember to tell a little story about Cindy.
My most sincere condolences to all her family.

Gregory Rutchik

November 24, 2019

As a young kid, you were the perfect older friend. That smile, that laugh, always a supporter. A cheerer on. Grateful for the gifts you gave. May your tremendous spirit flow eternal strength to your husband, siblings and kids. I will never forget you Cindy.

Leonard Cohen

November 23, 2019

Ben, we were sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Whenever we went to Mohegan Sun, we would stop at Chico’s to say hello.

Linda and Len Cohen

Marge Plotkin Stehman

November 22, 2019

Nathan, Patty, Arthur and families,
So very sorry for your loss. Many memories of all our families growing up. Cindy was very special.