Helen Richmond

Helen Richmond of Cutchogue passed away at San Simeon by the Sound in Greenport on June 20, 2013, at the age of 85.

She was born Feb. 23, 1928, in White Plains, N.Y. After her marriage, Helen contracted polio in September 1949 and, for a time, was a patient of Sister Kenney, an Australian nurse who pioneered new approaches in the rehabilitation of polio victims.

Although she never walked again, Helen valued her independence and obtained her driver’s license in the late 1970s and drove for some time. She took great satisfaction from her job at the Southold Town Information Center in Laurel for almost 20 years.

Helen is survived by her husband, Robert W. Richmond; her daughters, Barbara Kaelin, Patricia Richmond, Carole Dunn and Elaine Richmond; her grandchildren, Michelle Radigan, Dawn Vaughan and Melissa Gabel; and her great-grandchildren, Kiajah and DaCosta Vaughan. She was predeceased by her son, Robert G. Richmond.

Family and friends gathered for services at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. Burial was at the family plot at Cutchogue Cemetery.

Memorial donations to San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport would be appreciated.

This is a paid notice.

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