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Helen Cowen Carmines
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Birth: Apr. 7, 1922
Death: Oct. 7, 2008

POQUOSON - Helen C. Carmines, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008.

She was a native of Windsor, N.C., and a longtime resident of the Peninsula.

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. For many years, she was an employee of the Hampton School System, and had been an employee of Riverdale Deli for 20 years. Her interests included traveling, puzzles. She was an avid BINGO enthusiast.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, William Preston "Pete" Carmines Jr.; parents, Noni and Archie Cowen; sister, Emily; brothers, James, William, and Paul Cowan; and son-in-law, Ronald Bottoms.

Surviving members of her family include her children, William "Bill" Carmines III, Nancy Vandevender and husband, Bobby, and Linda Bottoms and her fiancEe, Charles Shepherd; grandchildren, Gregory Bottoms and wife, Amy, Ronald Bottoms II and wife, Stacye, Brian Vandevender and wife, Beatrice, Brent Vandevender and wife, Millie Anne, Matthew Carmines, and Michelle Carmines; great grandchildren, Isabela, Sawyer, Delanie, Iris, Sevrin, Abraham, and Ronnie; sisters, Ruth Key, Mildred Day, Noni Brock, and Pauline Lingo; brother, Frank Cowan.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at Parklawn Wood Funeral Home, where a service, celebrating the life of Helen, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share words of comfort with the family.

The family also wishes to acknowledge and thank the staff of Heartland Hospice Services for their care and support.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Peninsula Food Bank or the American Red Cross.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on October 9, 2008.

Many thanks to kcballen for stone photos. 
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  William Preston Carmines (1919 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Parklawn Memorial Park
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Garden of Brotherly Love Lot 204 Space 2
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