We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc.
Greenwich, NY - Helen M. Saunders, 81 of Greenwich, passed away Wednesday morning November 17, 2021, at Saratoga Hospital, with her family by her side.
Born August 17, 1940, in Bennington, VT, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Edna (Greene) Bruso.
Helen was a housewife for many years and then went on to work for Orvis Company as a rod maker and was the Postmaster in Rupert, VT for 24 years, where she retired from. Family was everything to Helen. She cherished every moment she had with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She also was an active member of Modern Woodmen of America in Wells, VT, since 1989, where she religiously worked bingo most Thursdays and Sundays. She enjoyed camping, bingo, going to the casino, baseball games, Siena Basketball games and game shows. She also enjoyed quality time with 3 of her grandchildren (Mya, Bryce and Baylor) whom she lived with.
Helen is survived by her children, Brenda Myer and her husband, Philip, of Granville, Wanda Sheldon and her husband, David, of Manchester Center, Vt., Lindy Decker and her husband Jeff, of Hernando, FL, Anna Rumrill and her husband, Allen of Hebron, Patricia Baker and her husband, Phil, of Wallingford, VT, Nancy Greene and her husband, Vince, of Hebron, Eugene Saunders and his companion, Natahsa, of West Pawlet, VT, Brian Saunders and his wife, Kim, of Grove City, PA, and Brad Saunders and his wife, Meghan, of Greenwich. Helen is also survived by Aunt Anne Moffitt of East Arlington, VT, Aunt Nancy Havis of West Moreland. Helen is also survived by 38 Grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren along with several brother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s and lots of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Helen is also predeceased by her Husband of 50 years, Ronald E Saunders; her brother Francis “Bubby” Bruso; and her granddaughter Sarah Rumrill.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service at 11 am on Friday, November 26th, 2021, in the new section of Evergreen Cemetery in Salem, NY. A reception will be at the Modern Woodmen of America, 61 MWA Loop, Wells, VT following the graveside service.
Memorial contributions in memory of Helen may be made to the Modern Woodmen of America, P.O. Box 648, Wells, VT 05774, The Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 84, Greenwich, NY 12834 or Salem Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 360, Salem, NY 12865.
Easton-Greenwich Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 84, Greenwich NY 12834
Salem Rescue Squad
P.O. Box 360, Salem NY 12865
Modern Woodmen of America
P.O. Box 648, Wells VT 05774