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1944 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Kaushik, Helena
A resident of Briarcliff Manor, NY since 1981, passed away at home on Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was born in Detroit on July 22, 1944. Her grandparents immigrated to Lowell, MA around 1870 and her father in 1911, all from Poland. She earned her MS in Nursing and board certifications in geriatric and orthopedic nursing. As a caring, friendly, compassionate and thoroughly professional R.N., she worked for several hospitals in Boston and New York. From 1970 to 1981, Helena worked at Deaconess Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and as Director of the Health Center at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. From 1981 to 1984, Helena was R.N. at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Westchester and from 1985 to 1991 as a triage nurse at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Helena was committed to women's empowerment through higher education. In 1999, a college for women in India was dedicated to her as the Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women's College (helenakaushik.org). More than 1,300 women have graduated from the college since 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Helena Kaushik Education Foundation, P.O. Box 234, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. A memorial dinner will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at the Royal Palace Restaurant in White Plains, New York from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Helena's husband may be contacted at: skaushik@helenakaushik.org.
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 26, 2013
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