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August 30, 2013

Helen M. Boyd

The Daily Star

---- — Helen M. Boyd

ONEONTA — Helen M. Boyd, 82, of Oneonta, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.

She was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Colliersville, the daughter of the late Wilson and Leita (Minster) Cunningham.

For many years, Helen worked in the housekeeping department at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital.

Helen loved her cats and her granddog, “Chloe II.”

She was a wonderful mother, having raised four children (three rambunctious boys and one precious daughter) on her own. She was stern when she needed to be and loving the rest of the time.

Helen is survived by her three sons, William Boyd of Oneonta, Lloyd Boyd Jr. and his wife, Joanne Puylara-Boyd of Oneonta and Ronald Boyd; one grandson, Aaron Boyd of Oneonta.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Jane Boyd; and her two brothers, James and Ken Cunningham.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery with the Rev. Mel Farmer officiating.

Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be made to either the Susquehanna SPCA, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, PVA: Donation Processing Center, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH 03086.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.