Helen Elizabeth Kay (O’Leary)
Helen Elizabeth Kay (O’Leary) passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2015 after a courageous 27 year battle with breast cancer. She was born on March 18, 1939 in Waterbury, Connecticut and was predeceased by her parents, Malcom and Helen O’Leary.
Helen won the National Snipe Racing Championship in 1955 as a high school senior. She continued her love of the water for her entire life and was an active member of the Captiva Island Yacht Club and St. Charles Harbour Yacht Club. Helen raised her children in Westfield, New Jersey and later moved to Sanibel Island, Florida.
She will be missed by her loving husband Charles Kay and by her daughter, Kathryn E. Hall and husband William J. Mullally, M.D., of Medfield, Massachusetts and her son James D. Hall and wife Karen J. Hall of Sanibel Island, Florida along with 7 grandchildren Julia, Sara, and Peter Mancuso and J.D., Conner, Madison and Will Hall, her sister Catherine Marie Morin and brother in law Alfred D. Morin of Southlake, Texas, her nephews, niece and many friends.
In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial celebration will be held in Boston, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, Florida.