Dorothy C. Helmus, 87, homemaker, genealogist, 48-year Ridgefielder

Dorothy C. Helmus, 87, of Ridgefield, wife of Robert E. Helmus died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Bethel Health Care, Bethel, CT.

Mrs. Helmus was born in Boston, MA, June 19, 1925 daughter of John F. and Dorothy (Brimecombe) Drummy and was raised in Manhasset, L.I., NY. She attended New York schools.

In early years, Mrs. Helmus was employed with Lord and Taylor and in later years was a homemaker.

A resident of Ridgefield for the past 48 years, coming from Great Neck, L.I., NY, she enjoyed travel and engaged herself in an ancestry hunt of her family roots. She traveled during that time to England, Ireland and Nova Scotia. Her most important time was that spent with her family and friends.

Mrs. Helmus was a member of St. Mary Parish, Ridgefield.

In addition to her husband of fifty-seven years, she is survived by three sons, Robert Helmus and his wife, Becky of Aspen, CO, Peter Helmus and his wife, June of New Milford, CT and Drew Helmus of Danbury, CT; a daughter, Lisa Evans of New Milford, CT; a brother, William Drummy of Standish, ME; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield on Monday, July 16, 2012, at 10:15 am, with Father Russell Augustine, Parochial Vicar, officiating.

Burial will take place in Notre Dame Cemetery, Springvale, ME.

There will be no calling hours.

Contributions in Mrs. Helmus’ memory may be made to Meals on Wheels, 25 Gilbert St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.