Helen Charter-Shanley

Obituary of Helen Charter-Shanley

Helen Ann Charter-Shanley, age 76, of Hyde Park, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Renaissance Nursing Home Staatsburg, NY.  Helen was born November 1, 1940 in Rhinebeck, NY. She is the daughter of the late Harman V. and the late Ethel Pearl (Day) Simmons.  She married Clarence B. Shanley on October 16, 1986 at Our Lady Of The Rosary Church Poughkeepsie.

Helen was a loving and dedicated wife to Clarence for over 37 years, she was also a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Helen was a local resident all of her life. She was a volunteer at the food pantry at the Church of the Messiah Episcopal Rhinebeck. NY. She loved to play BINGO, she loved working on ceramics and collecting porcelain dolls.

Helen is survived by her husband Clarence B. Shanley of Hyde Park, NY., her daughter Kim Simmons and her life partner Susan Smith of Kingston, NY., her two sons Greg Charter of Poughkeepsie, NY., Roy Charter and his girl friend Crystal Storms of Poughkeepsie, NY., her two sisters Patricia Simmons and her companion Kevin Paganelli of Poughkeepsie, NY., Kathy Carlon and her husband Donald of Russell, NY. and her two brothers Robert and Albert Simmons of Hyde Park, NY. Helen is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by her three son's Kyle Charter, Kenneth Charter, Todd Switzer and many brothers and sisters.    

Calling hours will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY.

The funeral will be held 10:00 am on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook, NY.

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