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Helen Holmes Wilson Nicholl of Riverside, CT, born in 1919 in Mt. Vernon, NY, of Robert Lansing Wilson and Grace Evelyn Holmes Wilson of Stamford, CT, died of natural causes on July 21, 2013. A graduate of Stamford High School, she went on to complete her secretarial degree. She was employed in insurance in the 40's and later with the Innis Arden Golf Club. Helen, a life-long resident of the Greenwich/Stamford area, was active with Greenwich Hospital Volunteers and a member of the Riverside Yacht Club for 53 years where she was recognized as Lady of the Year in 1966. An avid reader, joke teller, NYT crossword devotee, bridge player, Helen enjoyed her time in the sun at water's edge, on the tennis court and boating on L.I. Sound. In the 1990's, she traveled with her children to Europe, Hawaii, Bermuda and California and to the Caribbean with dear friends. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother, Robert Lansing Wilson Jr., and her former husband, Dr. Robert G. Nicholl. She is survived by her daughter, the Honorable Gaylyn N. Boone (James R. Dorcy) of San Diego and her son, Dr. Jeffrey S. Nicholl (Katherine Mattes) of New Orleans, granddaughter, Colleen M. Nicholl , 7 step-grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held in October 2013 and her ashes will be buried at Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford. Donations in her memory can be made to the Greenwich Library at 101 West Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830.
Published in GreenwichTime on Aug. 14, 2013