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Helen Helmboldt September 5, 1922 - December 27, 2012 Norwichtown - Helen Helmboldt, of Gulliver Circle, Norwichtown, died on Thursday (December 27, 2012). She was born September 5, 1922 in Sabraton, WV. Daughter of the late Pauline and George Bihun. In 1944, Helen joined the Navy serving as a WAVE serving as a medical secretary in the Newport, RI Naval Hospital where she met her husband, Ray. They were married on March 11, 1944 in the chapel of the Seamen's Institute in Newport, RI. Helen served as corporate secretary to Church & Allen for many years. She served as a volunteer at Family Services and at the Backus Hospital. Helen was an avid golfer and member of the Pautipaug Country Club and the Connecticut Women's Golf Association. She is survived by her loved and loving husband of over 68 years, Ray Helmboldt of Norwichtown. She is also survived by her son, Mark G. Helmboldt and his wife Lynn of Block Island, RI, her daughter Karen R. Winchell of Fayston, VT and her husband John, two grandchildren, Lauren Sekel and her husband Adam of North Stonington and Erin Marshall and her husband Alastair of London, England, and a younger sister Ann Neldon of Morgantown, WV. Helen was predeceased by two brothers, John Bihun and George Bihun of Morgantown WV and by two sisters, Teresa Varro of Green Bay, WI and Mary Miller of Merriville, IN. Funeral Services will be private for the family. Care of private arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on Dec. 29, 2012
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