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Helen Margaret Andrews Hoag
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Birth: May 25, 1914
Cambridge
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2004
Greenwich
Washington County
New York, USA

Helen Andrews was the daughter of Nicholas and Bridget Luddy Andews of Cambridge, NY. She was the first graduate of Mary McClellan Hospital's laboratory school in 1936. She studied at the Metropolitan Life Insurance TB Sanitarium, Mt. McGregor and continued there in tuberculosis research until 1940. After that she was hired by the Albany Medical College to set up its TB research program.

On January 14, 1944, Helen married Meredith Hoag, son of Allan and Mamie Hoag, originally from Easton, then Greenwich, NY. Meredith and Helen lived in Greenwich Village on Church St for many years. Meredith served as Mayor there, and was the proprietor of a watch repair business and was a popular science teacher at Greenwich Central School. In 1970 Helen opened a popular shop run out of their home for many years, "Village Crafts & Curios". Her daughter Bonnie Elizabeth created unique and beautiful jewelry for the store. Helen supported many local artisans; selling pottery, glass and fabric creations.

In 1975 with her husband as photographer, and others, she began a survey of all buildings over 50 years old in the Greenwich Township. This led to the founding of the Greenwich Historical Association and in 1995 the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Her book, "A Walk in the Village," was published in 1997. She was the author of many short stories, essays, and a novel, "A Small Pink Flower," for young people, tracing the refugees from the Irish potato famine. At the time of her death, she was writing her "Memories of Growing up in Cambridge."

The couple had three children, Patricia Anne "Patti", Bonnie Elizabeth, and Peter Andrews. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nicholas William Andrews (1877 - 1947)
  Bridget Elizabeth Luddy Andrews (1882 - 1950)
 
 Spouse:
  Meredith Wood Hoag (1910 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas H. Andrews (1910 - 1970)*
  Hanorah Andrews (1912 - 1916)*
  Helen Margaret Andrews Hoag (1914 - 2004)
  John Benedict Andrews (1916 - 1982)*
  Joseph N Andrews (1916 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes divided between her husband, Meredith's grave, and three children.
 
Created by: Caroline Hoag
Record added: Dec 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62955830
Helen Margaret <i>Andrews</i> Hoag
Added by: Caroline Hoag
 
Helen Margaret <i>Andrews</i> Hoag
Added by: Caroline Hoag
 
Helen Margaret <i>Andrews</i> Hoag
Added by: Caroline Hoag
 
 
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For my Aunt Helen who i greatly miss and learned so much from...
- Caroline Hoag
 Added: Mar. 17, 2013
 
 
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