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Helen Margaret Rolli

January 18, 2019 02:37 pm

Helen Margaret Rolli, 95 of Ghent, New York formerly of Germantown, New York passed away on January 14, 2019. Helen was born on August 20, 1923 to Joseph and Margaret (Kritsberg) Mathews in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.

Helen graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York and worked at Grumman Aerospace. Helen had a passion for dancing, was a member of the Red Hat Society the CMH Auxiliary and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, sewing, quilting, traveling and reading.

Helen was preceded in death by her father Joseph Mathews and her mother Margaret (Kritsberg) Mathews, brothers Thomas Mathews and Harry Mathews. She is survived by her brother William Mathews and her four loving children, Virginia Hanna (Jeffrey Hanna), Margaret Warren, Patricia Eger (James Eger), Allen Rolli (Nancy Rolli). Helen was also the devoted grandmother of seven grandchildren (Deborah Ranicar, David Groves, Monica Reed, Kenneth Reed, Christopher Fragola, Meridith Richter, Kimberly Croteau, and great grandmother of nine , Justin Ranicar, Benjamin Ranicar, Lucas Ranicar, Kathryn Reed, Natalie Reed, Landon Richter, Caleb Richter, Bella Fragola, and Hunter Croteau.

A Catholic service in her memory will be held at

Saint Mary’s Church / Holy Trinity Church on 429 East Allen Street in Hudson, New York on January 26, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Memorial donations may be made to CMH Community Hospice or Saint Mary’s Church in Hudson, New York.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dapson-Chestney Funeral Home, 51 West Market Street, Rhinebeck.

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