July 21, 1938 ~ May 22, 2018
Helen Maxwell, 79, died unexpectedly on May 22, 2018. She was a resident of Norwalk for over 50 years.
She was born July 21, 1938 in the village of Ferniegair, Scotland to Joseph and Mary Tait.
She married Robert Maxwell in March of 1958 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
After immigrating to the U.S. in 1963, Helen was a homemaker, focused on raising her two sons. Her kitchen table was often surrounded by friends and family over for a cup of tea and a good gab.
Over the years she offered many baking lessons to her family; though we generally preferred she just make the Empire Biscuits and Potato Scones for us. Her Empire Biscuits in particular were so coveted that party hosts were known to hide them instead of serving them.
Helen loved to be busy and could often be found knitting booties or baby hats and sweaters, or taking walks at the beach. She was also an avid reader and was always handing off new books to anyone interested.
For many years she volunteered on the committee which hosted The Round Hill Highland Games formerly held at Cranbury Park in Norwalk. It was sometimes hard to locate her as she moved between tents during the event. She was a long time attendee of First Congregational Church on the Green and a member of the Women’s Beta Circle.
Helen is survived by her husband, Robert; her sons Calum (Jeanne) Maxwell; Craig (Peggy) Maxwell as well as her grandchildren: Damien, Heather, Kyle and Morgan.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Mary Tait.