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Helen P. SCUDDER Obituary
SCUDDER, Helen P. (Humbert) Helen P. ((Humbert) Scudder, 89, of Cotuit, died peacefully on April 15, 2010, after a brief illness. Wife of the late Roger C. Scudder who died in 1965; mother of Jeffrey P. Scudder and his wife, Lorraine of Simsbury, CT, and Roger E. Scudder and his wife, Kimberly, of Mashpee, MA; sister of the late Anne Ryan and her husband, Robert, Mary DeWeese and her husband, Richard, Paul Humbert and his wives, Marilyn and Virginia; also predeceased by her brother-in-law, Edson F. Scudder, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Russell; and her niece, Connie Abbott. Helen is also survived five grandchildren, Jeff, and his wife, Karen, and Jonathan and his wife, Michael Noelle, of Simsbury, CT, Kelsey, Adam and Alexandria, of Mashpee; by great-grandchildren, Brooke, Dylan, Emma, Ruby all of Connecticut; and a new great-grandson expected in May. She is also beloved by many nieces and nephews from the Ohio area, especially Pat and Dean Hawk, Jim and Pat Ryan, Janice Sharp, Ronnie DeWeese, Jeannie Jones and their respective children. Helen was born in Lima, OH, daughter of Pearl Weider and Edward Humbert, raised in Ohio, graduated in 1938 from St. John's High School, enlisted in the Women's Army Corp in 1943, which was distinguished as the first contingent of the New England WAAC's to become WAC's enlisted personnel to the 1114th S.C.S.U. of headquarters W Company. During her service at Camp Edwards, she served as a truck driver and on the base hospital staff; she was honorably discharged in Sept. of 1945. She met and married Roger C. Scudder in 1945. Helen worked at the Cotuit Inn for many years, lending her sense of decorating and style to the many events hosted there and later managed and retired as domestics department manager for Zayre in Hyannis. She loved to bowl, golf, knit, sew and to watch the Red Sox. In her last years she gave many hours of her time knitting baby hats and blankets for children in developing countries, she also made Prayer Shawls for McLean Hospice in Simsbury, CT. Visiting hours will be in the John-Lawrence Funeral Home, 3778 Falmouth Rd., (Rte. 28) Marstons Mills, MA, on Monday, April 19, 2010, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, at 10 a.m., in Christ the King Church, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee. Burial will be in Mosswood Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Cotuit Highground Scholarship Fund, Post Office Box 136, Cotuit, MA 02635 or to the Cotuit Rescue Squad, Post Office Box 1632, Cotuit, MA 02635.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 17, 2010
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