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HELEN ATKIND 1922 - 2017 NORWICH– Helen Atkind, 95, wife of the late Rutherford "Ruddy" Atkind, passed away on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Newton, MA. Helen was born in New London, CT on January 12, 1922 to the late Isadore and Sarah (Kemper) Diamond. Helen married her beloved Ruddy on April 4, 1948 in New London, CT. Together they raised 3 children. Helen was a stay at home mom tending to a meticulous house and providing a loving nurturing environment for her family. An avid baker, her family always looked forward to her strudel and mandelbread. Helen is survived by her children; Richard Atkind and his wife June of Waltham, MA and Donna Portny and her husband Stan of Randolph, NJ; a brother; Burton Diamond and his wife Florence of NY, NY, and 5 grandchildren; Jonathan (Marci) Portny, Brian (Tanya) Portny, Elyse (Dan) Brocks, Ben Atkind and Mikah Atkind and 6 great-grandchildren; Elena Portny, Jacob Portny, Charlotte Portny, Zachary Portny, Madeline Brocks and Cooper Brocks. Besides her husband Ruddy, Helen was also predeceased by her son, Michael Atkind, and her sister, Adele. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, April 19th at 1pm at Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery #3 on Middle Rd., Preston, CT. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Helen's name to the Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Dr., Norwich, CT 06360. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.churchandallen.com
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