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Helena Marie (Richardson) Vatter

July 3, 1929 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 92)


Helena Vatter (Richardson) of Dunnellon, FL passed away on April 4, 2022 at the age of 92. Helena was born on July 3, 1929 in Manchester, England and immigrated to the United States in 1953 where she resided in Rochester, NY.  She and her husband Harold moved to Dunnellon, FL in December 1992, shortly after her retirement from the University of Rochester. Upon arriving in Dunnellon, Helena worked for Ocala Orthopaedic Group, where she retired for the second time, after 27 years.

Helena is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold E. Vatter and her son, Steven E. Vatter.   Helena is survived by her daughter, Sharon Vatter, Boynton Beach, FL; her daughter, Hilary (Michael) Clark, Senoia, GA; her grandchildren, Margaret Vatter, Boston, MA; Jordyn Clark, Senoia, GA and John Clark, Senoia, GA; daughter-in-law, Angela Vatter, Chicopee, MA;  Michele and Leslie Smith, Cape Coral, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon.  Services will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dunnellon, FL on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM.    In lieu of flowers, donations in Helena’s name may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Foundation.

You will forever be treasured in our hearts until we meet again. Rest in peace.

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April 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon
19939 East Pennsylvania Ave.
Dunnellon, FL 34432

Funeral Mass
April 22, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (Dunnellon, FL)

Committal Service
April 22, 2022

1:00 PM
Florida National Cemetery
6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, Florida 33513

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