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Obituary: Helen Louise Harwood

Helen Louise Harwood

Helen Louise Harwood, a Glen Cove resident for over 50 years, who grew up in Glenwood Landing and graduated salutatarian from Hofstra University, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Feb. 21, 2009. She was 89 years old. Helen passed 13 years after her beloved husband, Frank Edmunds Harwood. Sons, Richard and James, were able to be by her bedside at the Glen Cove Community Hospital where she finally succumbed to the complications of pneumonia after a 10 day long battle.

A woman of robust energy and intellectual curiosity whose passion for all life offers was infectious. Helen cultivated and maintained a vast network of friendships dating back to as early as 3 years of age. Helen supported the kids of Covenant House, PBS and the First Presbyterian Church, just to name a few, in the charitable giving she did throughout her life.

We all will remember Helen as a bright light touching and enriching our lives. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Glen Cove this summer. The date will be announced as soon as the family is able.