Helen L. Bayley, 92

FULTON, NY – Helen L. “Aunt Helen” Bayley, 92, of Fulton, passed away peacefully on Monday March 20, 2017, at Oswego Hospital, Oswego.

Helen L. Bayley
Helen L. Bayley

She was born June 2, 1924, to the late Watson and Margaret (Holmes) Brown of Fulton.

She remained a lifetime resident of Fulton.

Aunt Helen worked many years as a self-employed private duty nurse’s aide.

She was a past member of the Fulton Historical Society and a volunteer with the Salvation Army.

Aunt Helen loved antiques and she would go antiquing and she dabbled as a part-time antique dealer.

She enjoyed traveling with her niece, Phyllis, and her husband, Jim, for many years.

There are many fond memories of drinks at the Pebble Beach Club, winning at the casinos in Las Vegas, Nev., and attending several shows through the years.

They were like the “three musketeers.”

Helen was predeceased by her husband, Francis Bayley; two siblings: Herbert Brown and Marjorie Brown Terramiggi.

She is survived by her niece and longtime caregiver, Phyllis Brown Utick of Fulton; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, with Rev. Moritz Fuchs officiating.

Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.

Calling hours will be conducted 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, Aunt Helen chose the following to be considered for donations:  Oswego County Humane Society 29 W. Seneca St., Oswego, NY 13126; Oswego County Animal Welfare League PO Box 4, Oswego, NY 13126; and the Parkinson Foundation 1359 Broadway Room 1509, NY, NY 10018.

The family of Aunt Helen would like to extend its sincerest thanks to: the staff at Bishop Commons, and St. Luke Health Services and especially to the third floor nurses and Dr. Udekwu at Oswego Hospital for their kind and compassionate care that she received during this difficult time.


  1. Phyllis, we’re so sorry to read of your aunt’s death. You were a wonderful and loyal niece. I’ll call when we get home.


  2. Phyllis I have fond memories of your aunt Helen , visiting her home in Fulton to purchase antique goodies she had discovered around central New York. She had a very good eye for pretty Victorian glass & china items and always provided a little competition at the local antique & estate auctions ! I’m shure she’ll missed by many Roger Butler

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