Obituary: Henry E. Helvie

Henry E. Helvie
Henry E. Helvie

WATERBURY — Dr. Henry E. “Hank” Helvie, M.D., 80 of Waterbury, passed away Friday, May 9 at his home. He was the husband of Barbara-Jean (Frier) Helvie.

Dr. Halvie was born on Oct. 10, 1933 in Winfield, Kan. a son of the late Earl M. and Virginia V. (Eaton) Helvie.

Dr. Halvie was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the School of Medicine of the University of Oklahoma. He served on the staffs of both Waterbury and St. Mary’s Hospitals as an anesthesiologist and as chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Waterbury Hospital for the last seven years of practice, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury.

Besides his wife of 48 years, he leaves two sons, Henry A. Helvie of Waterbury and Thomas E. Helvie and his wife, Charlotte, of Bishop, Calif. as well as two grandsons, Gavin T. Helvie and Everett C. Helvie.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Tucker Hill Road, Middlebury. There are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., Naugatuck is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church.

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