PHILLIPSBURG, NJ Helen Elizabeth Hughes ,94, of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Brakeley Park Care Center in Lopatcong Township, NJ. Helen was born in Phillipsburg, NJ, on February 10, 1927 to the late George M. Kinsey, Sr. and Elmira Thomas Kinsey Amendt. In her youth, Helen was employed with Bernstein's Blouse Factory of Phillipsburg and later was an office worker at Ingersoll-Rand of Phillipsburg. On June 29, 1946, Helen married Walter R Hughes, Sr and from that time on dedicated her time to caring for a household and raising her children. Helen was a gradute of Phillipsburg High School, Class of 1945. Helen was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Phillipsburg, where she had taught Sunday School for many years, and was a member and Secretary of the Social Club of Phillipsburg. Helen enjoyed reading books, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, and taking trips to Atlantic City. She was an avid fan of Phillipsburg High School Football, the New York Giants, and the New York Mets. In recent years, Helen enjoyed playing Bingo with her fellow residents at the Brakeley Park Care Center. Helen is survived by children, Walter R. Hughes, Jr. of Phillipsburg, David A. Hughes and his husband Sean Hartley of New York City, Sharon E. Holland and her husband Keith of Frederick, MD, and William R. Hughes and partner John Drozd, Jr. of Palmer Township, PA; grandchildren, Melissa Holland Raymond and her husband Joseph of Boonsboro, MD and Kyle N. Holland and his husband Matthew of Washington, DC; great-grandchildren, Reed and Cole Raymond; sister, Nancy Vine of Phillipsburg; brother, Norman B. Amendt, Jr. and his wife, Linda of Ocean View, DE. Helen was predeceased by her parents; step-father, husband, Walter R. Hughes, Sr.; brothers, George M. Kinsey and John M. Amendt; and brother-in-law, William Vine. The family would like to thank the staff of the 2nd floor at the Brakeley Park Center for the wonderful care given to Helen. A Service for Helen will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11am at the Rupell Funeral Home, LLC; 465 Memorial Parkway; Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. A Visitation of Family and Friends will be held from 10am until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery;Phillipsburg. In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made in Helen's name to Wesley United Methodist Church; 35 Miller Street; Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 or the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad; 360 Prospect Street; PO Box 215; Phillipsburg, NJ 08865. Condolences may be made online at www.rupellfuneralhome.com
Rupell Funeral Home 465 Memorial Parkway Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 (908) 859-4471
Published by The Express Times from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.