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Obituary for Helen J Betner

Helen J. Betner, 85, passed away on Wednesday April 20th, at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by her loving family. 

Helen was born on March 28, 1937 in Hoosick Falls, NY, daughter of the late Michael Betner and Frances Krakowska. She graduated from Hoosick Falls H.S. in 1954 and was a graduate of Suny Albany in 1958. She completed graduate work at the University of Colorado and Syracuse. She became a high school business teacher and taught at multiple schools, the last being Shenendehowa where she retired in 1984 due to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Helen was very fond of traveling and made many trips with her friends that she made while teaching. They traveled to Greece, Mexico, Poland, among many other beautiful places. Helen was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was known for her positive attitude, sense of humor, always smiling face, and most of all her infectious laugh.

Survivors include her sister Phyllis Sargood, niece Kathleen (Max) Sturgeon, and nephews William (Margaret) Sargood, and Gary (Anne) Sargood, among many great nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Helen was predeceased by her brother Raymond (Whitey) Betner, and her sister Amelia Walters.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on April 27th, at 1:00 pm, from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the start of the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Mahar Funeral Home, in Hoosick Falls, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation or Immaculate Conception Church.

Helen’s family would like to express their heartfelt thanks for the many years of compassionate and loving care given by all the nurses and staff at the Center for Nursing and Rehab. They would also like to thank Dr. Martinez and Dr. Carroll for their exceptional care and support.