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“Mis condolencias para toda la familia en este momento dificil podemos encontrar consuelo en la biblia Juan5:28,29. Jesucristo dijo todos los que...Read More »
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“Joann: So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. I know you will miss her. May you find comfort in your memories of her. Love you ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry & Judy Lake - Orchard Park, NY

“Joann and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
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“deepest sympathy to all of Helens family. ”
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“No one can prepare you for a loss, it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Her...Read More »
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“Our most deep and sincere condolences, love Auntie Evie & Uncle Bob. ”
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“Sending love and prayers to the Alvarez family during this difficult time. So sad to learn of Helen's passing. We fond memories of her and Frankie ...Read More »
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“Sending love and prayers to the Alvarez family during this difficult time. So sad to learn of Helen's passing. With love, Danny, Debbie and Vincent...Read More »
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“To the Alvarez family. So sorry may she fly high with the Angels R.I.P dear sweet Helen. She s such a beautiful caring women. Fun to be around. I...Read More »
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SCHENECTADY – Helen M. Alvarez, 89, passed away at Ellis Hospital on September 10, 2015, after a brief illness surrounded by family and in the loving arms of her husband.
Helen was born in Granville, NY on July 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry and Carrie (Hoare) Hayes.
She worked at WRGB and The Place, retiring after many years of service at which time she became a home health aid, allowing her to do what she did best, caring for others. Helen was a loyal wife, loving mother, devoted grandmother and faithful friend to all. With her dazzling smile and twinkling eyes, she made everyone she met feel unique and special. She loved to read, travel and garden and cherished spending time with her family.
The Alvarez family wishes to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses and technicians of the A-5 wing of Ellis Hospital, who took excellent care of not only Helen, but also her family.
Helen was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kaylee Van Nostrand.
Survivors include her; loving husband of 56 years, Frank Alvarez; beloved children, David Lee Brewster, Lori Van Nostrand, Annette Pino and Ricardo Alvarez; devoted grandmother to; Joann Gigante, Christine Tillman, Michael Pino and Matthew Van Nostrand; sister, Delsia Arndt, sister-in-law, Frances Alvarez; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Monday evening at 7 pm at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union Street, with Fr. Richard A. Carlino, officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7 pm.
A funeral cortege will gather on Tuesday at 1: 45 pm at the entrance to the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.