Helen (Kapp) Orenstein

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Helen (Kapp) Orenstein

May 04, 1926 - December 05, 2017

Helen (Kapp) Orenstein, RN, 91, of Haverhill and formerly of Methuen and Salisbury Beach, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 5, at Haverhill Crossings.
She was born in Haverhill on May 4, 1926, the daughter of the late Dr. Henry and Mabel (Cohen) Kapp.
Helen was educated in the Haverhill public school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. She earned her nursing degree from Beth Israel School of Nursing in Boston and was employed as a registered nurse for many years.
She was an active member of the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association, Methuen PTA and volunteered her time as a Cub Scout den mother and at the American Heart Association. Mrs. Orenstein could be regularly seen walking along North End Blvd. on Salisbury Beach conversing with locals and tourists alike. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint and baking.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jerome Orenstein, who passed away in 1990, and sisters, Gloria Kapp and Barbara Berman.
She is survived by her son, Robert Orenstein and his wife, Beth of Northampton, Pa.; a sister, Janet Kopel of Haverhill; four grandchildren, Max Orenstein and his wife, Sarah of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Hannah Orenstein and Jayne Orenstein, both of Washington, D.C.; a great-granddaughter, Mayaan Orenstein of Brooklyn, N.Y; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service on Friday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham MA 02452 and/or to the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association, P.O. Box 5508, Salisbury MA 01952. To share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 13, 2017
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H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home

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Robert Traister
Dec 23, 2017
Remember Helen, Jerry and the Kopels at the beach must have been 1952 . Robert was a baby. Great summers, delightful people all of whom my teenage years memorable.
jayne aufiero mercier
Dec 13, 2017
i am so sorry to hear of helen's passing. i have such fond memories of her... i would always look forward to running into her at the beach each summer...she was a special lady.
Steven Cloutier
Dec 08, 2017
Bobby, so sorry to hear of your moms passing, I saw her last in the summer 2007, I enjoyed my time with her.