SELKIRK Ė Helen Jane Sutton, 85, died peacefully
in the comfort of her home November 2, 2017, after a long illness.
Helen was born in Albany on December 7, 1931 the daughter of the
late Jenny and Louis Peterson.
She was a 1949 graduate of Altamont
High School and began working as a secretary immediately after
graduation. She worked as a secretary until she married and began
raising a family. Helen met her husband, James P. Sutton, while
square dancing at Patís Ranch in Altamont in October of 1952. They
were married 9 months later in the McKownville Methodist Church on
June 27, 1953 and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this
Helen enjoyed bowling and bowled in a
league for 50 years starting in the church lanes at the First
Reformed Church of Bethlehem then at Del Lanes. She was also a
devoted Yankees fan.
In addition to her husband Helen is
survived by sons, James Mark (Sandy), Brian Louis (Karen); sister,
Myrtle Oathout; grandchildren, Danielle Riggi (Kevin), Bo, James V.
(Danielle) and Momo Sutton; great- grandchildren, Aidan Riggi and
Zooey Sutton. Helen was predeceased by her brothers Louis and
A special thanks to close friend Linda
Proper for her help and support during this difficult period.
Family and Friends are invited to pay respects at the Babcock
Funeral Home, Ravena on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm.
There will be a brief prayer service immediately following the wake
at the funeral home.