Helen Rita Stevenson (nee Negrini), 89, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2023, at home with her loving daughter in Cape Coral, Florida. She was born on July 29, 1933, in Englewood, New Jersey to the late Eugene and Anna Negrini.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Robert William Stevenson, Sr.; and her son, William Edward Stevenson.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Stevenson and her partner, Sandra; son, Robert William Stevenson, Jr. and his wife, Heather; son, James Howard Stevenson and his wife, Karen; and Michael Joseph Stevenson and his wife, Kimberly; grandchildren, Michelle Rosemarie Penner and her husband, Mike; Robert Louis Stevenson and his husband, Kyle; Josue Avila and his wife, Denielle; Julie Anne Stevenson; Linda Jean Stevenson; Andrew Dylan Stevenson; Corey Richard Jones; Kayla Trail and her husband, James; Luke Michael Stevenson; and great-granddaughter, Rosemarie Penner. She is also survived by her nieces, Diane Vecchione, Lisa Delia, Kim Atiq, Patty Grazioso, Mary Thony, and their families.
Helen had a beautiful soul and was a lover of life. On November 14, 1953, she married the love of her life Robert Stevenson, and together they shared a wonderful life with 5 children. There was nothing Helen loved more than her faith, family, and friends.
As a strong, Catholic woman, Helen loved to serve others and her church community. For over 25 years she worked at the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Convent in Blauvelt, New York.
Helen also loved thrills and adventure from waterskiing to roller coasters, or just soaking up the sun at the beach. You never knew what she would want to do next. Broadway shows? Atlantic City? She was always ready to pack her suitcase and travel to different countries.
However, one of her most special blessings was her daughter, Kathy, who she lived with for many years of her life. They did everything together, and she loved her more than words could even explain. Our family was so fortunate to have such a loving person care for Helen through the good and the bad. Kathy was there through it all, even to the last breath. Our family can never thank her enough for what she has done, and I am sure Helen would say the same. She would tell Kathy “I love you so damn much”.
Mom, your piercing blue eyes and perfect smile will be miss dearly by your family and friends.
God bless you and may your soul rest in peace.
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