Helen Mae Bandlow

Helen M. Bandlow (Hopkins) (Forrest), age 82 of Putnam, CT died peacefully on January 4, 2018.  Helen was born in new London, CT, March 4, 1935. She lived in Putnam, CT after she married and started her family. Then moved to Dudley, MA where she raised her family.

She retired from Steven’s Linen Company in Dudley, MA. She enjoyed making crafts and sewing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Jeffrey Hopkins and daughter-in-law Sandra, her son Henry Hopkins and daughter-in-law Sheryl, her eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, two sisters, Ruth McElroy and Shirley Neihouse, two brothers, Robert Forrest and Ronald Forrest. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Bandlow, her brothers Richard Forrest, Ralph Forrest and her sister Audrey Hryzen, also by her daughters Joan Andrejewski, Susan Rushford, Carol Hopkins and Judith Hopkins.

A private Celebration of life will be planned for her family. Arrangements by Smith and Walker Funeral Home, Putnam, CT   www.smithandwalkerfh.com