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  • Helen Louise Nickerson Eaker

  • Helen Louise Nickerson Eaker, 97, a kind and caring lady of faith known to many as "Aunt Helen", passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, where she had resided since January 2011.

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  • Helen Louise Nickerson Eaker, 97, a kind and caring lady of faith known to many as "Aunt Helen", passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, where she had resided since January 2011.
    She was born on April 22, 1915, in the Town of Little Falls, the daughter of John and Theresa (Farber) Nickerson. On August 24, 1949, she was united in marriage with Allison Eaker. They shared a loving union of 33 years until his passing in 1982.
    Survivors include her best friend and niece, Clara Sue Jorrey; her nephews, Richard, Brad and Gerry Ploss and Willard Nickerson; her niece, Andrea Ploss Maynard; her great-niece, Mary Jo Kersey; her great-nephew, Richard Gressler; and her special cousin, Ruth Petkovsek. She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved sister, Dorothy Nickerson Gressler Schwiler; her brothers, Donald and Willard Nickerson and Richard Ploss; and by her nephews, John Nickerson and Robert Gressler.
    In keeping with Helen's wishes, there are no calling hours, but a funeral service with be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Dolgeville Methodist Church, with Rev. Diane Diluzio officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Dolgeville Cemetery.
    A sincere thank you is given to the staff of Alpine Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the care given her and may they know that she is finally home. She always tried to repay their kindness with a smile. Any gifts in her memory may be given to the Association for the Blind, 507 Kent St. , Utica, NY, or to the charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the service.
    The family is being cared for by the Roberts & Enea Family Funeral Home, 3 E. Faville Ave., Dolgeville, John P. Lewandowski and Brian A. Roberts, Funeral Directors.
    To offer an online message, please go to www.robertsandenea.com.
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