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Helen M. Rafferty

Guilderland - Helen Margaret Rapp Rafferty, 95, passed away May 11, 2022 with her family by her side. Helen was born to Wilhelm and Anna Rapp, Austrian immigrants, on October 13, 1926 in South Berne, New York. She married Raymond Rafferty in 1950. They were married for 65 years until Raymond's death in 2015.

Helen is survived by her four children, Michael, Maureen, Brian (Theresa) and Timothy (Angela); her granddaughter Catherine, her grandson Patrick (Alexa) and her great grandson August. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her loving husband Raymond, Helen was predeceased by her 8 siblings Herman, Dorothy, William, Agnes, Arthur, Edward, Josephine and Joseph.

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus, funeral services will be private.




Guestbook

Dear Raffertys. Hoping you are remembering happy family times. Helen was an interesting woman and I'm glad I had the pleasure of knowing her,even a little.

Mary Papaj, Theresa's sister May 18 2022 6:18 PM

Rest In Peace Helen and condolences to all the Rafferty’s. I really liked Helen ❤️ She was always so kind to me.

Renie Estrada May 18 2022 4:59 PM

Sending love to you all as you celebrate the wonderful life of your Mom/grandmother/great grandmother.

Anne Greenleaf Scott May 15 2022 10:45 PM

Those we love don’t go away.
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near.
Still loved. Still missed. And very dear.
My condolences to your family,
Trudy

Trudy Greenleaf May 15 2022 7:49 PM

Michael, Maureen, Brian, and Tim
My deepest condolences to all of you.
She was a very special lady and touched so many lives in the very best way.
Rest In Peace Aunt Helen

Theresa White May 15 2022 5:39 PM

We will miss our Tanta....RIP Helen. I hope the whole gang was there to welcome you.

Marilyn Corrigan May 15 2022 4:53 PM

Mike, Maureen, Brian and Timmy,
We are saddened to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. She was such a big part of our lives. She will always be thought of fondly and will be missed by all of us! Our thoughts are with you all. With Love and sympathy,
The Johnston family

Kim Gould May 15 2022 2:50 PM

Michael, Maureen, Brian and Tim, so sorry to her of Aunt Helens passing. She was a great lady and had a good live, loved by many. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Joey & Margie

Joe and Marge Rafferty May 15 2022 11:18 AM

Dear Brian, Theresa, Catie and family: We are so very sorry to learn of Mrs. Rafferty's passing. Our condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in your happy memories.
Sincerely, Greg and Kim Sanderl

Greg Sanderl May 14 2022 11:05 PM

To Brian, Theresa, Catie & family: We are so sorry to learn of Mrs. Rafferty's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May you find comfort in your happy memories.
Sincerely, Greg and Kim Sanderl

Greg Sanderl May 14 2022 11:02 PM

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