Helen Reid

Helen C. Reid

Monday, December 8th, 1919 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Helen Reid, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Helen Reid

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Helen's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Helen's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Helen Reid, 99, a lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2019. She was born on December 8, 1919, the daughter of Magdalena and Matthew Wroblewski.

Helen attended St. Joseph's School and graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1938 where she became fond of "Reiding". She married Joseph Donald Reid at St. Joseph's Church on August 8, 1948. Helen graduated from Hudson River State Hospital School of Nursing in 1941 and completed her B.S. degree in nursing at Teachers College at Columbia University in 1943. She was a private duty nurse in New York City and then became a school nurse in the Hyde Park Central School District. Helen also was a member of the Hudson River State Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.

Helen was a wonderful mother to her children, Kevin and Kristyn. Having been raised as the youngest of six children, she dedicated her time to her immediate and extended family as well as her friends for her entire life. She had many interests during her lifetime: her love of golf, traveling, the theatre and the arts. She also embraced the history and beauty of the Hudson River Valley and actively enjoyed her life right up to her final days.

Helen was predeceased by her siblings Edward, William, John, Mary Wroblewski and Amelia Shultis. She was also predeceased by her husband, Don in 1982 and her son, Kevin in 1997.

She is survived by her daughter Kristyn Reid of Ocean Ridge, Florida and New York City. Helen's greatest joys were her grandchildren, Dylan Reid of Santa Cruz, California and Kara (Bobby) Henry of Washingtonville, N.Y. and her great-grandchildren, Ethan and Lily Henry. Helen also is survived by her niece, Ellen (Ted) Jacobs, and nephews Ed (Rhonda) Wroblewski and Peter (Joyce) Wroblewski. Helen loved her team of angels who provided devoted care, friendship, fun and happiness during the past several years.
Services will be Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 11AM in the Chapel of The Community Mausoleum in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Entombment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to The Children's Home of Poughkeepsie and Hudson Valley Hospice. If you wish to send an online please visit our website our website at
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Helen C. Reid, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Helen

Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 11:00am
    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    342 South Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
    342 South Avenue
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Helen here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Helen
0 trees have been planted in memory of Helen C. Reid

Sandra Troccia

Posted at 11:47am
We send our condolences to Helen's family. Helen was always such a good friend to Mom (Bette) and her positive attitude and warm smile were such an inspiration.
With deepest sympathy,
The Troccia Family

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: