POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Helen Cecelia Taylor Ward, 88, died June 21, 2016.
She was born Sept. 22, 1927 in Beacon, the daughter of Robert and Helen McCarroll Taylor.
In 1947, she married James E. Ward , who predeceased her.
She is survived by four daughters and one son, Lorraine Olivero and spouse Jaime, Susan Ward, Barbara Leo and spouse Tony, Patricia Dibra, and her favorite Lance Ward; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She really loved her dog, Romeo, who lived to be 18.
She worked at Western Printing for more than 20 years and then at Merchants Press for 15 years.
She loved Elvis and horses and old classic movies. She was a strong, witty woman with a great sense of humor.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with burial to take place at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.
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