Helen Persons

Obituary of Helen Lois Persons

Helen Lois Persons, 90, of Amsterdam, NY joined her heavenly home on May 22nd, 2023, and was reunited with her husband, son, and parents. As Helen would say, she only moved to another neighborhood.

Born on November 19th, 1932, in Niskayuna, NY to the late Albert and Helen (Dopkowski) Weaver; she spent her childhood in Schenectady, NY and graduated with the 1950 class of Mount Pleasant High School. After graduating, she obtained her degree to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked for Amsterdam Memorial for many years and became a private caregiver later in life.

Helen enjoyed going to garage sales and antique stores to find old treasures that could be refinished. She was passionate about her faith in Jesus, as she was a previous member of Ballston Center Church in Charlton, NY and a current member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam, NY. More than anything, she loved animals and owned many cats in her lifetime.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Charles Persons Jr; parents Albert and Helen Weaver; son Ricky Pearson; and many cats, including her beloved Providence.

She is survived by her children Scott (Connie) Pearson, Mary Beth Pearson, Rosemary (Kevin) McGuire, Charlene DiCaprio, and Michael Persons; brother David (Lynn) Weaver; granddaughter Justine Joy; nieces Lisa Corrine (Jay) Hermoso and Carrie Anne (Sean) Doherty; Godchildren Shelly, Kimmie, and Stacy; beloved cat Baby; and many cousins.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Julie and Anne from Community Hospice, Karen Sylvia, Lonna Bevins, and Charlene for the love and care they showed to Helen.

A service of remembrance will be held on Friday, May 26th, 2023 at 11AM at the Covenant Presbyterian Church,9 Trinity Place, Amsterdam, NY 12010, with Pastor Peder Kling officiating. Following the service, Helen will be laid to rest with her husband Charles at St Mary’s Cemetery in Fort Johnson, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montgomery County SPCA by mail to SPCA Rd., P.O Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010 or online at Montgomery SPCA . Donations may also be made to the Schenectady City Mission online at City Mission of Schenectady.

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Service of Remembrance

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, May 26, 2023
Covenant Presbyterian Church
9 Trinity Place
Amsterdam, New York, United States


12:30 pm
Friday, May 26, 2023
St Mary's Cemetery
39 E Main St
Fort Johnson, New York, United States
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