Helen Barbara (Freeman) Warwick, aged 83, died Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Pine Heights, in Brattleboro, VT. The daughter of Frederick and Hazel Freeman, she was born on September 22,1939 in Brattleboro, VT.
Helen, a lifelong Brattleboro resident, attended Brattleboro High School and was employed by Brown’s Photography after graduation. She continued to work locally at Kings department store and Grouger’s Market in the 1970s and 1980s. She was an active volunteer for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) providing rides and assisting with activities, through the 1990s and 2000s. Helen also took a break from the labor force to dedicate her time to raising two wonderful children, whom she adored.
As she grew older, Helen, who was naturally social, loved spending time at The Gathering Place in Brattleboro. She spent many hours participating in various programs and making many friends, who appreciated her interesting sense of humor. This sense of humor stayed with her as she aged gracefully, keeping the nurses at Pine Heights on their toes. While Helen did love people, she was also was also an animal lover, and it’s that love which led her to her large collection of cat and rooster memorabilia. Helen was loved by anyone who crossed her path and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother Francis Freeman, as well as her beloved husband of 47 years, Ralph Warwick.
Helen is survived by her adoring son Wayne Warwick and her cherished daughter Wanda Warwick. She will be greatly missed by her grandson, Ethan Warwick.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Dummerston Center Cemetery located at 970-1098 East-West Road, East Dummerston, VT 05346. Family and friends are invited to attend. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to The Gathering Place
30 Terrace Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or https://gatheringplacevt.org/donate/, The American Diabetes Association, https://diabetes.org/, or Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org.
The Ker-Phaneuf Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements. To view Helen’s online tribute, send condolences, or for more information, please https://phaneuf.net.