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Helen Lapan Clark

Helen Lapan Clark, 97, a resident of Woodford, Vt., passed away after a brief illness on January 14, 2013. Born and raised in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Helen Lapan graduated from Oneonta State College and in 1939 and married Clifford Edward Clark.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995 and by her son Jon Clark in 2005. Helen and Clifford lived for many years in Islip, Long Island where she taught kindergarten at public schools in Bayport and Islip. In the 1940s they built a cottage at Woodford Lake and later built a house closer to the lake, where they spent many summers with family and friends. Helen and Clifford retired from public school teaching to Woodford in 1970 and wintered in Fairhope, Alabama with their large circle of friends. A devoted mother, Helen enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, as well as many good friends from Long Island, Fairhope, and Vermont.

She is survived by: a son Clifford Clark and wife Grace, a daughter Judy Greco and husband John, and Carole Clark, former wife of son Jon Clark; grandchildren Cynthia Williams and husband Eric, Chris Clark and wife Katie, Susan Clark and husband Scott Johnson, Robert Clark and wife Shirley, Heather Knight and husband David, Jon Clark Jr., Clifford Clark and wife Tracy, Nicole Greco and husband Robbie Overbey, and Amy Greco; great grandchildren Allan and Keagan Williams, Lexi and Sammy Clark, Katrina Clark, and Tristram Clark.

A memorial family gathering will be held at Woodford Lake in July.

Memorial donations may be made to the Woodford Union Church, 1391 Vt. Route 9, Woodford, VT 02501.

To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.


Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 19, 2013
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