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Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
Phone: 518-686-5123
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Helen  Filkins

Helen B. Filkins

Tuesday, January 11th, 1927 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Helen B. Filkins, 93, passed away on Saturday July 25th at her residence on Harris Road in Troy, New York. She was the wife of the late Charles Filkins who died several years ago.

Helen was born on January 11, 1927, in the Town of Hoosick, daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel (LeBarron) Brownell. She was educated at Hoosick Falls High School. Helen worked for Key Bank, serving as Branch Manager and later as the Vice President of the Troy, NY, Key Bank.

She was active with the Colonie Senior Citizens, the Latham Community Baptist Church, Board of Directors at the Hoosick Falls Health Center and was a member of the Hoosick Grange, where she served as the Treasurer.

Survivors include her son Charles W. Filkins III, of Cohoes, NY, daughters Judith (Richard) King of Troy, NY and Jane (Wayne) Bennett of Burnt Hills, NY, sisters Gladys Godermote and Shirley Cottrell, brothers Kenneth and Malcolm Brownell, grandchildren Carrie (David) Sunkes, Jared (Alaina) Bennett and Kathryn King, great grandchildren Jack, Tucker and Charles Sunkes, Eloise and Rocco Bennett, also several nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by a son David Filkins and two brothers.

Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at the West Hoosick Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rensselaer County Community Hospice through the funeral home.
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Posted at 09:10am
Great and merciful God and Father, I thank you for the life of Helen. She was a woman of God, a teacher of His Word and a
dear friend.
Betty Weller

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My great Aunt Helen never forgot our birthdays and always sent the best cards ! The love in her eyes when she got to hold my baby for the first time will be a memory I’ll hold forever. She was loved by this family and so many more she will be missed !!!

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I was so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. A great family friend. She came to see me often and brought her grandchildren and great grannchildren. My Sympathies. Fondly Jane Young Persons

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