Helen Miller Daniels
Helen Miller Daniels passed away at Southampton Hospital on January 16, 2014 due to complications of pneumonia. Mrs. Daniels was a lifelong resident of East Hampton, living her entire 87 years in a radius of one mile and considering herself a true Bonacker. She was born on October 31, 1926 to Wilbur and Frances Miller. Her family tree has also included the Lesters, Bennetts and Collums.
Mrs. Daniels attended school where the East Hampton Middle School is now located. In those days she walked to and from school, regardless of the weather. When she was 11 years old her father unexpectedly showed up at school to take her and her brother home because of a bad storm. This turned out to be the Hurricane of 1938.
She married Albert Daniels Sr. in 1946 when they were both 19 and he was home on leave from the Army before being deployed to Europe. When he returned they lived in Springs and were married for 56 years until Albert’s death in 2002.
Mrs. Daniels worked as a bookkeeper for Ernie Dayton’s Hardscrabble Builders and for The Golden Eagle in the 1960s and 1970s. She loved to read and read several books each week. She also loved to bake and even up until her passing would have a tin of cookies and brownies ready for a visit from the great-grandchildren. She also made birthday cakes for each member of the family until announcing at the age of 85 she thought it was finally time to retire.
Mrs. Daniels is survived by her son, Albert Jr. and his wife Susan; her grandson Mark and his wife Marlene; her granddaughter Kaitlin and her husband Ryan; and great-grandchildren Faith, Mark Jr. and Paige. She was interred on January 20 in the family plot at Round Swamp Cemetery, just steps away from the house were she was born. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to East End Hospice or the East Hampton Village Ambulance.
Alberta A. Chipman
Alberta A. Chipman, 95, died January 16, 2014 at the Matthew House, Auburn, N.Y. She was born September 20, 1918 in Sag Harbor, the daughter of the late Charles and Florence Edwards Avery. The late George E. McAvoy was her stepfather.
Mrs. Chipman was a 1935 graduate of Pierson High School and continued her education at Packard Business Institute in New York City. After graduating, she worked for the Long Island Lighting Company and The Town of East Hampton. She married Carl Chipman in 1944 and moved to Auburn. Mrs. Chipman was employed for 17 years at the Cayuga County Probation Department before retiring. Both she and her late husband, Carl Sr. enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and family.
Mrs. Chipman was a former member of the Fleming Senior Citizens, a member of the Sand Beach Reformed Church at the time the church was closed, and a member for 75 years of the Order of the Eastern Star – Riverside Sunrise Chapter #399 located in Riverhead, N.Y. Mrs. Chipman lived for more than 60 years on West Lake Road, Auburn.
She is survived by her three sons, Carl Jr. (Judi) Chipman, of Little Rock, Ark., George Chipman, of Auburn, N.Y., and Paul (Lynne) Chipman, of Auburn, N.Y.; five grandsons, Michael (Sue) Chipman, Kevin Chipman, Matthew Chipman, Jeffrey Chipman, and Douglas Chipman; two great-grandsons, Josh and Sam Chipman, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, stepfather, and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Bernetta Sweezey.
Burial will be in Sand Beach Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fleming Federated Church, Hospice of the Finger Lakes, or the Matthew House.