Helga West

1941 ∼ 2019

Helga West

HARWICH - Helga West, 77, of Harwich and Indian Rock’s Beach, FL passed away peacefully on January 3rd at Liberty Commons in Chatham, MA.

Anyone who knew Helga knew her spitfire personality. She was the epitome of class, fashion, love and friendship. Helga had an unwavering dedication to her family and friends. Helga was predeceased by her beloved husband of over 40 years, Joseph West and daughter Deborah Platthy.

Helga was born in Wetzlar, Germany and came to the United States in 1960 after meeting her husband. She sharpened her cooking skills at the beloved Sudbury Pines while raising her two children in Marlborough, Massachusetts. She then got into the inn keeping business and later purchased the Coachman Motor Inn of Harwich Port which she meticulously ran for over 40 years. While at the Coachman, Helga occupied her time with her German shepherds as well as her many crafting projects including painting, needle pointing, knitting, and jewelry making. She spent winters with her husband Joe in Florida where they enjoyed the wonderful company of their large social group, especially the lovely nights out at the Wine Cellar. She was proud of her German roots and loved to visit her family and many friends in Germany.

She will be lovingly missed by her son and daughter in law, Michael and Alena West of Harwich, and granddaughter, Courtney West of Harwich. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Heidi and Jesse Kellington of Seminole Florida and her two great grandchildren as well as her grandson Matthew and Courtney Hemenway of Lake Forest, California. Helga additionally leaves behind many wonderful friends, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her beloved German shepherds, Liesel and Toro.

Helga’s family wishes to offer a heartfelt thank you for the wonderful care she received from the staff of Liberty Commons and Broad Reach Hospice who demonstrated so much love and respect for her. A visitation will be held Saturday, January 12th from 4 to 7pm at Morris, O’Connor, and Blute Funeral Home, 678 Main St, Harwich, MA 02645.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broad Reach Hospice, an animal shelter or a charity of your choice.

Visitation

Saturday, January 12, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Morris, O'Connor & Blute
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Helga West

1941 ∼ 2019

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