Helene M. Martens

Helene Marie Martens, 92, loving wife and mother passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her children.

Helene was born to Alfred and Jennie Flora of Marcellus, NY and later graduated from Marcellus High School. After her marriage to William A. Martens, Helene became a lifetime resident of Otisco Lake and where she raised four children.

Helene and William were the former owners of the Martens Boat Livery in the 1950's and later Helene would earn her LPN Nursing Certification.

Helene was always a caregiver with a special place in her heart for children and animals. She was an avid reader, appreciated music, loved her gardening and her walks along the lake.

She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years William A. Martens; her sisters Elizabeth Flora, Hazel McCadden, Ella Buck, Mae Dence, Jean Purcell and brother John Flora.

Survived by her four children; Ms. Elaine Martens of Raleigh, NC, Ms. Michele Martens of Phoenix, AZ, Mrs. Diane Parker (Reginald) of Phoenix, AZ and William Martens of Otisco Lake; grandson, Aaron Martens (Megan) of Phoenix, AZ.

Service and burial will be private. There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of CNY.