Helena M. Potoski

April 15, 2017 
WATERTOWN, NY  —  Helena M. Potoski, 93, of Martin Road, Watertown, died Saturday morning, April 15, at the Samaritan Keep Nursing Home where she had been a resident since November 2016.

A prayer service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Helena was born June 4, 1923, in Lowville, a daughter to Edward and Lucille Mattison Jarvis.  

She worked at Chesebrough Ponds in Watertown for many years, retiring in the mid 1980s.

She married Walter Potoski in 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Potoski lived in Glen Park, Pillar Point, and lastly at the corner of the Jericho and Martin Roads in the Town of Hounsfield. Mr. Potoski passed away in July 1995.

Helena enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren.  

She also enjoyed gardening, canning and playing cards.

She is survived by two sons, Frank (Victoria) and Stanley (Pamela), of Watertown; 10 grandchildren, Paul, Joseph and Nicole Potoski, Ralph “Gregory” Presley, Thomas Barr, Ted (Paula) Barr, Ann (Tracy) Coburn, Tammy Genovese, Michele (Gino) Giardini, Stephen Potoski; 14 great-grandchildren and 10 great- great-grandchildren; two sisters, Viva Hall, Rutland and Rita (Jack) Berrus, Constableville; many nieces and nephews. 

Helena was predeceased by a daughter, Joan M. Potoski, a son, Stephen W. Potoski, a granddaughter Tammy Lynn Potoski, a brother Winifred Jarvis, and a sister Martini Stoffel.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.

Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.