Helen M. Halliwell

Former Greenport resident Helen M. Halliwell of Naples, Fla. passed away March 12, 2015. She was 89. 

Born in Greenport, she was the beloved daughter of George Mellas and Carrie Mellas Tuthill.

Helen married Donald A. Halliwell June 30, 1945, in Washington D.C. Her love and respect for Don was undeniable.

Helen attended Lely Presbyterian Church in Naples and supported the music program by singing soprano in the choir. She was an avid golfer and bridge player. She participated in many talent shows at Naples Estates with her two daughters, Carolee and Marilyn.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald and her daughter, Cheryl Downs and is survived by her children, Carolee (Mike) Levison of Marco Island, Fla. and Marilyn Halliwell of Naples and Donald (Kathy) Halliwell of Greenport; her grandchildren, Carolyn Wheeler and Kenneth Downs; five great-grandchildren; her brothers, Harold, James and Paul Mellas and many nieces and nephews. Helen was also predeceased by her sisters, Grace Swanson and Doris Flatley and her brothers, Bill and George Mellas.

A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life was held March 16 at Lely Presbyterian Church.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Vitas Hospice, 4980 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103 or Lely Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were in care of Fuller Funeral Home in Naples. Online condolences may be made to

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