Helen Beach

Aug 06, 2018

Helen Vattes Beach, 85, of Augusta, passed peacefully at Graybirch Long Term Care Facility on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Helen was born in Belfast on Aug. 3, 1932. She attended Belfast public schools and was a graduate of the Gorham State Teachers College with a degree in elementary education. Helen spent her career as a teacher in Augusta at both Hussey Elementary School and Williams Elementary School. She truly loved being a teacher and was passionate about educating her many students.

Helen is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, Richard Beach; sons, John Beach and his wife Sabrina, and James Beach and his wife Michelle; grandchildren, Brian Beach and his wife Katie, Nicholas Beach and Katherine Beach; great-grandson Colton Beach; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen is predeceased by her parents, George and Helen Vattes, brothers Charles and Constance, and sisters Ada and Mina.

Helen loved spending time with her family and friends and was especially close with her grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, shopping and always loved a warm cup of tea. She was a member of South Parish Congregational church and the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

The family of Helen would like to thank the nurses, CNAs, doctors and hospice workers at Graybirch for the compassionate care they provide her during her stay.

All services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Knowlton, Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at khrfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Health Reach Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828

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