Helen Beuka passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021 at Regional Hospice of Danbury, CT. Helen was born on August 13, 1932 in Mt. Kisco, NY to the late James Kelly and Katherine Fitzgerald Kelly. She was the beloved wife to the late William Beuka.
Helen received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz and went on to teach 3rd grade at the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville. She met the love of her life, Bill, on a blind date arranged by her Aunt, and they married on June 25, 1960. She devoted the next 15 years to raising her three children and then went to work at Pace University in the Admissions Department evaluating transcripts for transfer students. She retired from Pace in 2010 after 30 years, and was well respected by her students and peers. She retired with Bill in Manchester New Jersey where she enjoyed her walks, books and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Helen was an amazing seamstress and she enjoyed sewing clothes for family and friends. She loved reading and doing the New York Times Sunday Crossword in pen (she could complete it all!). She was an avid painter and her paintings have beautifully decorated all the places she has lived. But the thing she enjoyed most was spending time with her family and laughing. She loved a good hug and she always looked for the positive side in any situation. Her joy of life will be sorely missed by those who knew her.
Helen is survived by her three beloved children: daughter Mary Taylor (Brian), son Bill Beuka (Erin), son Robert Beuka (Nadine); her grandchildren: TJ (Adilia), Michael (Gina), Matthew, Kelly, Malcolm, Juliet, and Delia; and her great granddaughter Lena. Among the survivors are her siblings, Katherine Collins of Mount Kisco, NY, William Kelly of Southbury, CT, and Frances Kelly of Sleepy Hollow, NY and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, September 12, from 12-4 at Lexington Square Café in Mt. Kisco, NY. Please join the family in remembering Helen and sharing stories and memories. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Regional Hospice of Danbury who took amazing care of her in the last few weeks of her life.
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