Fern D. Helkin, 58, passed away peacefully on Monday July 29, 2019 due to Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Fern was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 22, 1960 to the late Leonard and Eileen Helkin. She was predeceased by her loving brother Steven "Wormy" Helkin in 2015.
Fern cherished the years she spent living in Long Island and Boston before settling in Connecticut. She was an avid fan of UConn Women's basketball, New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox. A talented athlete herself, Fern was inducted into her high school Hall of Fame.
Fern leaves to cherish her memory her partner of 26 years, Alice Formeister, along with many dear friends. Fern made friends easily with her outgoing personality, sense of humor, infectious laughter and awesome dance moves. Services are private.
Fern's partner and family of friends would like to thank all the staff of Evergreen Healthcare in Stafford for the compassionate care she received. In honor of Fern's brave struggle, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association