Obituary: Helen A. (Ashe) Collette


GLASTONBURY — Helen A. (Ashe) Collette, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the St. Mary’s VITAS Unit surrounded by her loving family.

Helen was born on Feb. 3, 1941 in Waterbury a daughter of the late Joseph E. Ashe and Eugenia (Rosier) Ashe. She was retired after working as an administrative accounting assistant for many years. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her children, Glenn Genest and his wife Lisa of Glastonbury, Carla Rosato and her husband Peter of Prospect, and Scott Genest and his wife Rebecca of DeBary, Fla.; her siblings, Richard Ashe, Patricia Stethem, Lora Perrone, and Margaret Ashe, and nine grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her other siblings, Paula Josephine, James Edward, and Yvonne Sarah.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 26 Waterbury Road, Route 69, Prospect. A memorial service will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 3:45 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: VITAS Charitable Fund, 628 Hebron Ave., Suite 300 Glastonbury, CT 06083 or the Cancer Center at Midstate Medical Center, 455 Lewis Ave., Meriden, CT 06451.

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