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Helen Person

February 2, 1916 ~ August 31, 2018 (age 102)

SAUGERTIES...Helen Person, 102, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home. She was born in Hanover, Germany ,Helene Eliese, on February 2, 1916 to the late Franz and Leonore Peter Boltz. Sent to this country at 12 years old alone on the steamship Columbus for a better life,she was met at Ellis Island by family friends that she worked for as a mother’s helper in exchange for room and board. When her parents were able to join her they all settled in the German section of New York City. It was there,as a young woman,she met and married her husband of over 55 years Carl Person. They moved to Avenel,New Jersey where she became a homemaker and together they raised 2 daughters Margret and Rose. After Carl retired they built a home in Blue Mountain and settled in Saugerties. She enjoyed knitting and a good cup of coffee. 

Survivors include her grandchildren, Kirk (Evelyn) Peters of Saugerties, Melissa Peters of Saugerties, Rhonda, Carl and Jamie of New Jersey; several great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her husband Carl in 1988, daughters, Rose and Margret and son in law Wilhelm Peters

The family would like to thank the staff of Ten Broeck Commons for all the care and support, that they gave to Gram over the years. We would especially like to thank the Esopus unit for all the compassion and love that they gave to not only Gram but also to us during her final days. We really appreciate all that you did. As per her wishes there will be no calling hours. Her burial will be private with family. 

Her Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home Inc., cor. of John and Lafayette Sts., Saugerties. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Ten Broeck Commons Nursing Home. Condolences may be shared on her memorial page at SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com

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