Helen Williamson died at home in East Hampton on May 26. She was 93.
Ms. Williamson was born in Southampton on Nov. 26, 1917, to Marjan and Lydia Szczepankowski. She grew up on a farm in Wainscott and graduated from East Hampton High School.
Ms. Williamson raised her five children in Bridgehampton, taking in laundry to earn extra money. She lived in Bridgehampton for 40 years before moving to East Hampton 15 years ago.
Ms. Williamson was a prolific gardener and had a flower garden in Bridgehampton that reminded her family of window boxes in Holland. She passed along her love of flowers to her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed spending time them, watching them play and grow, her family said.
Ms. Williamson is survived by her children James Williamson of Sag Harbor, Eileen Cob of Virginia Beach, Va., Helen Wallace of Wilmington, N.C., and Patricia Hanson of Castle Rock, Colo. A fifth child, Michael, died in 1998. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
The family received visitors on May 30 at the O’Connell Funeral Home in Southampton. A Mass of Christian burial was said on May 31 at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Bridgehampton. Burial followed at Sacred Hearts Catholic Cemetery in Southampton.