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“Dear Stacy- I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I will never forget all of our wonderful memories of our middle school and high school...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Brown (shattuck) - FL

“We were so sorry we were not able to attend your Mom's funeral. We have many wonderful memories or her and your Dad while working together at the...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Carolyn DeWeese - Salem, NY

“Mom was a special person and always a lady. She will be missed by many, but none more than her children. Love you mom. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Karen Helms - Daughter

“My mom and I are so sorry we were not able to attend the funeral. We will miss the kindness shown to us by our good neighbor Betty for so many years. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: David Duncan - Scotia, NY

“Sorry to hear your Mom passed, parents leave us with lessons learned , one of the best gifts they could give. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Al Auricchio - scotia, NY

“Bette was the caller for our Red Hat events and she did a terrific job... wewill miss her. She was a very special person.... ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Ruby Toppers Red Hats - scotia, NY

“Sorry for your loss Stacey and Bert. Thinking of you at this difficult time. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy Carpenter - Schenectady, NY

“It is with sadness that I heard of Bette's passing. Her late husband Fred and I were lifetime friends. My late wife Ethel and I shared many happy...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Dick Pelrine - Barnegat, NJ

“Know that a mother's love is everlasting and will remain with you forever. My sincere sympathies for your loss. Your mom joins her husband and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cindy Parker - Saratoga Springs, NY

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Bette, great gal, she was in some of my exercise classes at the Glenville Senior Center, when I was living in...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Hipwell - Fort Mill, SC

“I am so very sorry to hear about Bette-I was very fond of her-she came into my shop (Worth Repeating) quite often and we always had alot of fun with...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Tracey Harris - Glenville, NY


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GLENVILLE – Bette A. Helms, 82, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015.
Bette was born in Schenectady on March 24, 1933 the daughter of the late Jack and Margaret (Norman) Harrison. She graduated in 1950 from Scotia High School and attended Schenectady County Community College. Bette worked at First National Bank of Scotia and later in the Trust Division of Schenectady Trust. Bette was an amazing woman who overcame many challenges during her lifetime. She was highly intelligent, caring and a generous spirited woman, dedicating herself to her family, friends and community. She will be greatly missed.
Bette was predeceased by her beloved husband of 45 years, Frederick Helms; a granddaughter, Caitlin Helms and her brother, Dick 'Mickey' Harrison.
She is survived by her loving children, Stacy (Bert) Wilson, of Charlton, Karen (Jim Resue) Helms, of Scotia, Michael (Nancy) Helms, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Douglas (Christine) Helms, of Chattanooga, TN; a grandson, Jack Geske; her loyal doggie companion, Cookie; a niece and a nephew.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 3 pm at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street, Schenectady.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Sunday from 1 pm until the service.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Bette's memory may do so to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302.