Helen B. Walmsley, 93

FULTON, NY – Helen B. Walmsley (nee Bresee), 93, of Oswego, NY, passed away Friday February 3, 2017, in Oswego.

Helen B. Walmsley (nee Bresee)
Helen B. Walmsley (nee Bresee)

She was born on November 29, 1923, a daughter to H. Leo II and Mabel (nee Brown) Bresee.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ernie Walmsley, who died in 1987; two sisters, Dorothy Potts (Robert) and Gwen Belles (Clarence); and step-son, Clare Walmsley.

Helen is survived by step-daughter, Jan (Michael) Campbell; several grandchildren; niece, Susan Spaeth (nee Belles) (Jay); many nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as many friends and neighbors that loved Helen dearly.

Helen enjoyed life to the fullest!

Her favorite activities in her younger years were long rides in the country with her husband Ernie, boating the 1000 Islands, golfing with great friends and working in her beautiful garden.

The job she enjoyed the most was her time as a switchboard operator for Rollway Bearings Corp. in Syracuse.

She was an avid volunteer with Beaver Lake Nature Center, Crouse Hospital, and Harborfest in Oswego (truly a favorite!).

Helen loved watching all sports SU, Yankees and Giants.

So many friends loved her fan enthusiasm.

In her later years, Helen loved spending countless hours watching her hummingbirds from her screened porch, her garden view, dining and socializing with close friends.

She was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Fulton, NY.

She will be greatly missed and forever loved.

Dear Auntie, thank you for giving me so many years to enjoy you!

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton, with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to ASPCA (www.aspca.org); Southwest Florida Horse Rescue, 14811 FL-31, Punta Gorda, Fla., 33982 (www.SWFLHR.org) or Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. A beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. Full of compliments for everybody. My condolences to her family. Rest in Heavenly Peace. You will be trully missed.

  2. I will miss you dearly Helen. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will always remember our times in therapy at St Luke’s and I’m so happy I got to visit with you on New Years eve at Seneca Hill. Such a wonderful person!

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