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Buderwitz, Helen S March 17, 1933 - September 12, 2022

Helen S. Buderwitz, 89, of Scarsdale, New York died peacefully on September 12th, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born on March 17th, 1933 in Bronxville, NY to Joseph V. Scully and Alice M. (Begley) Scully. Helen grew up in Crestwood, NY along with her sister, Mary A. Hart and brother, William Scully. She attended Public School 15, graduated from Good Counsel Academy in White Plains, NY in 1951 and further attended the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.

Helen married Joseph J. Buderwitz Jr. in 1954 and raised her family in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Scarsdale where she was active in the PTA, a class mother & founding member of the Inner-Harlem Mission Project in the late 60’s. She also served as treasurer & was deeply active in the Scarsdale Women’s Club for many years. She was a dedicated employee of Citicorp in Harrison, NY and Citibank in Eastchester, NY from 1977 until 1997. Helen was loyal to

Annunciation Parish in Crestwood, NY where her Mother & Father were founding members.

Helen was an avid New York Yankee fan, enjoyed the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, and loved to visit Long Beach Island, NJ, where she spent many wonderful summers. She was known by those closest to her for her faith in Our Lord, her Irish determination and her special love of traveling with her beloved sister, Mary, around the United States, Ireland, and Italy, where they often repeated their lifelong motto as they would toast, “Aren’t We Lucky!”

Helen is survived by her four children; Catherine Buderwitz of Cockeysville, MD, Joseph M. (Patricia) Buderwitz of Brookfield, CT, Thomas Buderwitz of Los Angeles, CA, Peggy (Robert) Hale of Monkton, MD, and her seven grandchildren; Francesca (Ulises) Rincon, Amanda (Steven) Riegger, Tara Williams, John Buderwitz, Patricia Geralyn (Parker) Kuklinski, Katie Buderwitz & Joseph M. Buderwitz. She delighted in her nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, including her sister Mary’s son, Kevin (Mary) Hart and family of Chasm Falls and Malone, NY.

Calling Hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville between the hours of 2 to 6pm Sunday. Mass of Christian Burial Annunciation Church, Crestwood on Monday September 18, 2022 at 10am. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hasting-on-Hudson.

In lieu of Flowers, donations in Helen’s memory can be made to The Calvary Fund Inc. at Calvary Hospital https://fund.calvaryhospital.org

Calling Hours: 2 to 6 pm, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Mass: 10 am, Monday, September 19, 2022 at Annunciation Church, Crestwood

To Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here

In Lieu of Flowers: Donations in Helen’s memory can be made to The Calvary Fund Inc. at Calvary Hospital https://fund.calvaryhospital.org


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    Thanoon Thabet says

    To the loving family of Ms Helen Buderwitz,
    I was deeply saddened today when I learned that Helen, whom is a Mother, Sister, and Wife, had passed away. I was deeply moved by the devotion you all -family- showed during the period of Helen’s final illness in hospital. Your concern was one indication of your love for her. Although she was a fiercely strong and independent woman, I know she appreciated your involvement, help, and accompanying. With affection and deep sympathy, we hope that your fond memories of Helen will give you comfort.

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