Helen Palmer Edwards, a dental assistant who worked with the East Hampton dentists David Baker and Gerald K. Sexton for over 50 years, died at home on Cooper Lane in East Hampton on May 13. She was 86 and had kidney failure.
She was born in Flushing on Oct. 8, 1925, a daughter of Stephen Palmer and the former Helen Wright of Bridgehampton. She graduated from the Dean Academy in Franklin, Mass., in 1943, but her goal of furthering her education was thwarted by World War II.
Robert Edwards Vetault, the longtime owner of Vetault Flowers (now Wittendale’s) on Newtown Lane, East Hampton, died in Arizona on May 8 at the age of 87. Mr. Vetault was one of the last generation of Bonackers to be born at home, in a house right next to the nursery.
An only child, he was born on Jan. 26, 1925, to Louis R. Vetault and Essie Vetault, whose maiden name was Edwards.