KENSINGTON - Helen (Boettger) Simpson, 85, of Kensington, beloved widow of Thomas Ronald Simpson, entered her eternal rest on April 9, 2013. Born in New Haven, the daughter of the late Karl and the late Helene (Klug) Boettger, she married her childhood sweetheart and they built their home in Kensington in 1956 where she was a very active and long term member of the Kensington Methodist Church and the Kensington Garden Club. While she made caring for her family her lifelong career; she also worked as a bookkeeper for the McFarland Manufactory in Hamden, the New Britain Spring Company, and later she and her beloved husband formed their own tax and financial consulting business. For more than fifty years Helen loved volunteering at the Berlin Fair making fudge or pies for the church, flower arrangements or wreaths for the garden club, or serving stuffed baked potatoes for the Berlin Lions. She loved to dance and would take any opportunity to dance with her beloved husband, whether on a restaurant dance floor or in the kitchen. Helen loved to create; a new garden, a new cross stitch project, a new recipe, or a prayer shawl for someone in need. Nothing pleased her more than movie dates with the girls, making cookies with her grandchildren, or going for a swim in Cromwell with the boys. For her last active 10 years, she spent winters at her home at Fairway Village in Largo, Florida, where she enjoyed daily water aerobics and spending time with friends and family. Helen leaves her two beloved children, Linda Lareau and her husband Roland of Canton, and Thomas Simpson and Christina Daniele of Cromwell, four grandchildren, Alaina Lareau, Nicole Lareau, James Simpson and Thomas Connor Simpson, and her sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and William Browne of Tequesta, Florida. Helen had many friends, neighbors and relatives whose lives she touched in countless ways. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (April 16, 2013) at 11am at the Kensington Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the South Burial Grounds, Kensington. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday (April 16, 2013) from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Simpson Memorial Fund, Kensington Methodist Church, 103 Hotchkiss Road Kensington CT 06037. Her family would like to thank the staff of Masonicare Hospice, Andrew House and The Hospital of Special Care for the loving care they provided Mom.
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