Obituaries

Helen Hess
Died: Feb 26, 2019

Helen Marie Hess passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  She was 75.  Helen was born on September 22, 1943 in Buffalo, but she lived in Putnam Valley.  She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 52 years, Edward G. Hess, Jr., her five children, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many dear friends.  Helen had a passion for country line dancing, finding treasures at garage sales, playing Mrs. Santa Claus with her husband who played Santa, long walks and get-togethers with her family.

Helen was very friendly, and a social butterfly.  She loved keeping physically fit.  Everyone who knew her will remember her for her healthy lifestyle.  She was a fighter, and never gave up.  She was a strong woman.  Her caring and concern for others continued even after her death as she donated her body for medical research.

Helen Hess will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. She will be forever in the hearts of those who loved her.

Because she donated her body, the family did not have an opportunity for a traditional funeral.  Helen asked that they gather when the weather was warm to celebrate her life, and so on June 15
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from 1-3 PM, the family will gather at Heritage Funeral Home, Morrissey Drive, Putnam Valley to acknowledge her loss and celebrate her life.