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Distinguished Residents Helen Day

Helen Day

Parkrose Estates Retirement Community

Born in 1930 and raised in Syracuse, New York, Helen Day was her father’s “little boy.” Together they went skeet shooting and fly fishing (not one of Helen’s favorite pastimes). When she was only 15 years old, she learned to fly a plane. 

Helen worked as a firefighter for the Cleveland, New York, fire department for 15 years. She also worked as a seamstress and a librarian throughout her life and was an Avon lady for 24 years. 

The mother of eight, grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 23 enjoyed giving back to her community in a variety of ways. She played piano for two local churches — one for 50 years and the other for 36 years. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and she volunteered at the local food pantry. 

Helen enjoys golf and was in a league for nearly 60 years. She also enjoys traveling and has visited Alaska, Ireland, Costa Rica, the Grand Canyon, Portugal, Hawaii and even took a river cruise on the Danube in Europe.