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“Dear Bette,Maura and I were saddened to hear that Bob had passed away. The two of you we're so kind to us when we purchased your beloved Caprice,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Barney Davis - Duxbury, MA

“Dear Bette,We were so sorry to hear that Bob had passed away recently. We have many happy memories of the time you lived in Marion. Bob enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Asha Wallace - Marion, MA

“Dear Bette, I have so many fond memories of our years on Dawson Drive.We were very fortunate and could not have had nicer neighbors. Bob was always...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Marie Devine - Needham, MA

“So sorry to lose such a wonderful friend. We played tennis for manny years at Sippican tennis club. My best to Betty and his great family!!! Bob...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ron Macdonald - Winchester, MA

“Sorry Betty, he was a great guy ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Robert P Eaton - Penbroke, NH

“Bette, my thoughts are with you and your family. I will always remember Bob as a true gentleman with a great sense of humor ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Elizabeth (Libby) Boyd - Marion, MA

“Cince & Jeff,So sorry to hear this. Your dad was part of the great generation of parents growing up in Needham. My thoughts are with you both. -...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Joanne Antonakes Cushing - MA

“Do sorry to hear of his passing. I have such fond memories of him and the Helm family. Keeping you in my prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Eaton - Pembroke, NH

“Hi Bette and family,We were saddened to learn of the loss of Bob. We appreciate his friendship over the years. He was a great guy, he loved sailing...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Corrine Crowell - Needham, MA

Robert W. Helm, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on December 12th in Hingham, MA. Recently moved to Hingham, MA, Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Chase) Helm, and by sons Stephen B Helm and his wife Julie (Paquin) of Sewickley, PA, W. Jeffrey Helm and his wife Cynthia (Mernick) of Scituate, Mark W Helm and his wife Lynn (McDermott) of Walpole, and Peter S Helm of Canterbury, NH. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was born in Newton, MA on July 29, 1928, attended Newton High School, Tilton School, and Brown University. He founded the Robert W Helm Insurance Agency in 1955 and was co-founder of the Needham Assoc. of Independent Insurance Agents. He was a Needham Town Meeting Member for 25 years, an active leader with Boy Scout Troop 10 Needham, and Christ Episcopal Church, Needham. Retiring to Marion, MA, Bob and his wife Bette were avid sailors and members of Beverly Yacht Club and the Sippican Tennis Club. They enjoyed summer nights at the family cottage in Mattapoisett. Bob was a member of Nehoiden Lodge, AF&AM, and St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Marion. Bob was a gentle and humble man known to have a heart as big as his smile, and a keen sense of humor. He was deeply devoted to his high school sweetheart, Bette. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, January 20th, at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, MA at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Marion, or the Alzheimers' Assoc.