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Helen A. Gettings

Helen A. Gettings

Middletown, N.J.

unknown - January 28, 2012

Helen A. Gettings, 92, of Middletown Township, N.J., died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.
Helen was born in North Bergen, N.J., to Fredrick Simons and Della Acker Simons. She attended the College of New Rochelle. Helen traveled extensively supporting her husband’s Army career. She was a member of the Officers Wives Club at every station. She was always devoted to making a home for her family at every station. She considered her family’s home at Lake George her true home.
Helen was predeceased by her parents and in 1997 her husband of 51 years, Col. (Ret) James J. Gettings.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Gettings of Ohio and James Gettings of Florida; daughters, Ellen Busler and husband Nelson of Watertown, and Claire D. Glover and husband Peter of Middletown, N.J.; her sister, Dorothy McDonald of Lake George; grandchildren; Samantha, Scott, Maryclaire, Ann, Jane, Cecilia, Peter Jr., and James and great-grandchildren, Rylie and Jaden.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. at Holy Cross RC Church, Rumson, N.J., with interment following at Fair View Cemetery in Middletown, N.J.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Helen’s memory to Meridian Hospice, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, N.J. 07701. Please visit Helen’s memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, N.J.