Robert Willard Helm

  • Born: July 29, 1928
  • Died: December 12, 2017
  • Location: Hingham, Massachusetts

Eaton Funeral Home

1351 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Tel. (781) 444-0201

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert W. Helm, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on December 12th in Hingham, MA. Recently moved to Hingham, MA, Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elizabeth (Chase) Helm, and by sons Stephen B Helm and his wife Julie (Paquin) of Sewickley, PA, W. Jeffrey Helm and his wife Cynthia (Mernick) of Scituate, Mark W Helm and his wife Lynn (McDermott) of Walpole, and Peter S Helm of Canterbury, NH. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was born in Newton, MA on July 29, 1928, attended Newton High School, Tilton School, and Brown University. He founded the Robert W Helm Insurance Agency in 1955 and was co-founder of the Needham Assoc. of Independent Insurance Agents. He was a Needham Town Meeting Member for 25 years, an active leader with Boy Scout Troop 10 Needham, and Christ Episcopal Church, Needham. Retiring to Marion, MA, Bob and his wife Bette were avid sailors and members of Beverly Yacht Club and the Sippican Tennis Club. They enjoyed summer nights at the family cottage in Mattapoisett. Bob was a member of Nehoiden Lodge, AF&AM, and St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Marion. Bob was a gentle and humble man known to have a heart as big as his smile, and a keen sense of humor. He was deeply devoted to his high school sweetheart, Bette. A Celebration of Bob's life will be held on Saturday, January 20th, at St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, MA at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Marion, or the Alzheimers' Assoc.