Helen Witts

Helen S. Witts (Wisniewski)

Friday, April 25th, 1924 - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Helen S. Witts, 95, passed away Tuesday evening April 14th at Baptist Health Nursing and rehabilitation Center in Scotia, NY

Born and educated in Schenectady, Helen was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kowalczky) Wisniewski and a graduate of Nott Terrace High School.

A former Home Health Aide for Visiting Nurses, Helen worked for the Tick Tock Tavern in Colonie for over 25 years. A member of St Luke’s Church, Helen was a former member of St Mary’s Church, a member of the Ladies of the Rotterdam Elks and a former band leader of an all-female accordion band. Devoted to her family, Helen also enjoyed cooking, roller skating, golf, ceramics, crafting, painting, cake making and trips to Sacandaga Lake.

Predeceased by her brothers, Zigmond, Walter and Stanley Wisniewski, Helen is survived by her beloved husband of 72 years, William E. Witts, her children, Christine Witts of Schenectady and William J. Witts (Cathy) of Hope, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at a later date.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family.

Interment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady, NY.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St Luke’s Church, 1241 State Street, Schenectady, NY in Helen’s memory.

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    St. Josephs Cemetery
    100 Kings Road
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    Private services at this time.
    Rev. Dominick Isopo
  • Interment

    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Albany Street
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Gina Thibault

Posted at 02:01pm
Dear Uncle Bill, Chis, and Billy,
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Aunt Helen. Our sincerest condolences to all of you. We wish you all peace and comfort in the days ahead. May loving memories fill your hearts and ease your grief.
Rick, Gina, Ryan, and Cory

Janet Maszdzen

Posted at 10:01am
Christine, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your father. Hoping you find comfort in faith and peace in knowing your Mother is sharing in the joy of the risen Lord. Our condolences, Joan and Janet Maszdzen


Posted at 04:21pm
Hello Chris. Wishing you and your family condolences on the loss of your mom. I will always remember her for her toughness and devotion. May her soul rest in peace, and may you and your family find peace and comfort in her memories and through the prayers of family and friends. Peace.

alan grzelecki

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Posted at 09:30am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere condolences. From everyone at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
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