Helky Y. Frangella - February 28, 2018

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 COEYMANS Ė Helky Y. Frangella, age 93, died peacefully at the Hospice Inn at St. Peterís Hospital on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  She was predeceased by her husband John Frangella, Sr.  Helky is survived by her loving children; Einie Stine, John (Judy) Frangella, Jr., and Sandra (John) Dottino; four grandchildren; John and Brian Frangella and Christopher and Alaina Dottino; and many relatives and close friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Eino and Hilma Ylinen.  Helky was born in New York City and grew up in Spencer, NY.  She moved to Coeymans after graduating from Cortland State Teachers College to teach physical education in the Ravena-Coeymans School District.

     An at-home mother, Helky always gave of herself unselfishly.  Family and friends came first.  Helky spent many years actively volunteering as classroom parent and PTA member; coordinated and ran Red Cross swim programs for children and adults; was a Girl Scout troop leader, a STARS program volunteer at the A.W.Becker Elementary School and a lifetime member of the Coeymans Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary.  Helky was an avid reader, gardener and birdwatcher.  She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

          Funeral services will be held 11 am Monday, March 5, 2018 at The Church of St. Patrick, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrickís Cemetery, Coeymans.  Family and friends are invited and may also call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena, from 4 to 7 p.m., on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to The Coeymans Volunteer Fire Company, P. O. Box 55 Coeymans NY 12045 or The Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143  or Senior Projects of Ravena, 9 Bruno Blvd., Ravena, NY 12143.

     The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the loving care and support given by the staff at 5 Brady Farrell in St. Peterís Hospital in her final days.