portrait picture for Helen Maxwell

Service:Services will be held graveside on Tuesday, June 5, at 10:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk.

Helen Maxwell

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.

  1. Dear Rob, Calum, and Craig and all Helen’s family. My heart is very sad for you all. God Bless Helen, now with her Father in Heaven. I am Peggy’s sister, and I have known Craig seems like “forever”. I pray for your grief to be short, and that the time for your memories of Helen come with laughter!
    God bless, prayers for you all

    Mary Beth Fisette
    4650 Links Village Dr UNIT

    May 30, 2018
    Mary Fisette -
  • thinking of you all at this sad time, love to robert, will forever be in our hearts fond memories when me and kenny spent time with rob and helen on our trip to new york x

    June 1, 2018
    lynne stevens -
  • Iloved my sister inlaw very much and i will miss her dearly thinking of you all at this sad time, wish i could be there for you all, forever in our hearts x

    June 2, 2018
    margaret maxwell -
  • I adored my aunt Helen so very much and enjoyed writing to her and keeping her up to date with the news from Scotland. My heart goes out to all of the family and especially my uncle Robert. I will love and remember her always xx

    June 3, 2018
    Margaret maxwell -
  • Dear Robert, Calum and Craig,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. “Auntie Helen” was always such a happy addition to pioe band activity. It’s been a long time since those Clan Campbell and Bridgeport PB days, but I remember you all fondly.

    For your life partner, Robert, and your Mom, Calum and Craig,
    May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

    Yours aye,
    Kerry Kirking

    June 4, 2018
    Kerry Kirking -
  • I’m so very sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. What a lovely, lively soul. I enjoyed her stories of the good old days and all the smiles she shared over the years at church. She is going to be sorely missed by many. Rest in Peace Dear Helen. I love you. Thank you for letting your light shine on us at First Congregational Church for so many years. xo

    June 5, 2018
  • I was so sad to hear about Helen. I loved just talking with her about everything and anything. She always treated me like a daughter. And Maggie like a granddaughter. Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Calum, and family Craig and family , and Robert. I love you all. Rhona Chalmers

    June 5, 2018
    Rhona Chalmers -
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