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Helen L. Taylor

1918-2010 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Helen Loretta Minsky Taylor, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 17, at the Danforth Adult Home in Hoosick Falls. She was the wife of the late Carl A. Taylor, who died in 2005. They were married for 63 years.

Born on Nov. 14, 1918, in Maspeth, N.Y., daughter of Albert and Lottie Bartesky Minsky, she attended school in Maspeth and was a homemaker all of her life.

Helen volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center in Hoosick Falls, was on the Board of Directors, and involved with crafts at the center. She also received the Senior Volunteer of the Year Award from Rensselaer County.

Helen was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church, where she also did volunteer work. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, and enjoyed reading to children at the Cheney Library. Her family was very important to her.

She leaves her daughters, Diane Cioffi of Stewart Manor, N.Y., Donna Wagner of Garden City, N.Y.; son, Carl R. Taylor of Stamford, Vt.; brother, Lawrence Minsky of Maspeth, N.Y. She also leaves five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Helen is predeceased by a sister, Ronnie Brough, and a brother, Butsie Minsky.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will be Friday, Mar. 19, at 9 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2-6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County through the funeral home.



Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 18, 2010
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