Helen DuBois, 93, of Kingston, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Golden Hill Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born April 13, 1925 in Ladleton, New York, the daughter of the late George and Mildred Erts.
Helen attended a one room school house and went to Liberty High School where she graduated in 1941. She then moved to Kingston where she graduated from the Moran Business School. Soon after she began working at Electrol in Kingston, where she met her late husband, Ward DuBois. Ward passed away on September 20, 2013.
After they wed, Helen became a homemaker, raising her two children. She later began her sewing alteration career based out of her home, and owned and operated Reis Liquor Store on Broadway in Kingston with her husband. Helen was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kingston where she served as Clerk of Session.
She is survived by her children, Linda Diffley of Hurley, Lisa Richardson and her husband Duane of Fruquay Varina, NC, and her grandson, Jared Richardson. In addition to her husband and parents she is predeceased by her son in law, Barry Diffley.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Tuesday August 7 from 5pm to 7pm with the funeral service starting at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ulster County SPCA at www.ucspca.org . To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit www.KeyserFuneralService.com