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Helen Elizabeth Tarte

March 18, 1932 August 8, 2021
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Essex Junction/Saint Albans – Helen Elizabeth Tarte, a longtime area resident, passed away on Sunday August 8th, 2021, at the Maple Ridge Memory Care Center.

Born on March 18th, 1932, In Essex Junction, Helen was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alice (Swenor) Schmaldienst. Helen was 89 years old.

Helen was a 1950 graduate of Essex Junction High School. She was employed many years at IBM in Essex Junction and retired after thirty-five years. Upon her retirement she found great joy in the treasures of antiquing, making marvelous stain glass creations, as well as macramé, quilting, and gardening. She had a love for sports and followed the UVM hockey and basketball teams for many years, along with cheering on her grandchildren. Her love for books was grand, but not as much as her love for her beloved grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a true matriarch, of helping, loving and watching her family grow over the years.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Brooks (Penny Gillander-Dame) of Colchester, Jeff Brooks (Peggy) of Colchester and Peter Tarte of Saint Albans, her three grandchildren, Kyle Brooks, Casey Brooks (Heather Bonohoom), Kelly Ziner (Daniel) and great-grandchildren, Ali and Abby. She was just shy of meeting two more great-grandchildren this year. She also leaves her in-laws, Pat and Mike Flanagan, Barb and Pierre Parent and Sandi & Tom Bushey, and of course many special friends and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by her husband, Paul “Lefty” A. Tarte on June 7th, 2020, as well as her siblings; Robert Schmaldienst, Julia Potvin, Marney Williams, Minnie Bouchard, Joseph Schmaldienst, Alice (Tottie) Bourgault, Charles Schmaldienst, June Haskins and Thomas Schmaldienst.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Heald Funeral Home on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, at 1:00 PM with Reverend Father Christopher Micale officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairfax Street, St. Albans.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive - Suite 130, Williston, Vermont 05495 OR the Special Olympics of Vermont, 16 Gregory Drive - Suite 2, South Burlington, Vermont 05403-6015.

Honored to be serving Helen’s family is the HEALD FUNERAL HOME, where messages of condolence are welcome at
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5:00 PM 8/18/2021 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/18/2021 8:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 South Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 South Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

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1:00 PM 8/19/2021 1:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 South Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 South Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Cross Cemetery Final Resting Place

Fairfax Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Fairfax Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Vermont Special Olympics,

16 Gregory Drive, Suite # 2
South Burlington, VT 05403

Alzheimer's Association - Vermont Chapter,

P.O. Box 275
Winooski, VT 05404

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