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Obituary for Helen Elizabeth Terwilliger

Helen E. Terwilliger, 79, of Huguenot Road, Tillson, formerly of Naples, Florida, died in the comforting presence of her loving family on Sunday, July 18th, 2021 at HealthAlliance Hospital, Broadway Campus.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 23rd, 1941, a daughter of Frederick and Dorothy (DeLong) Warncke.

Helen was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Golden Hill Health Care, and then for Hospice in Naples, Florida.

She enjoyed gardening flowers and spending time with her family and extended family. She loved her dogs, especially Bree.

She is survived by daughters, Dawn (Fred) Conner, of Tillson and Tricia (Gary) Hamm of Virginia, three brothers, Robert (Valerie) Warncke of Florida, Frederick (Mary) Warncke of Tillson and Bruce Warncke of New York, one sister, Carol (Larry) Born, of Tennessee, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by one daughter, Lynn Eaton and one son, Wayne VanDemark.

A celebration of life will begin at 6:45 pm on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park. Memorial visitation will be at the funeral home prior to the service from 4:00 pm to 6:45 pm.

Cremation at Wiltwyck Crematory will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Helen's memory to: Ulster County SPCA, 35 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401.