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Blake, Helen H. May 8, 1927 - November 6, 2023

Helen H. Blake, 96 of Hackettstown, NJ, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023 at the Hackettstown Medical Center. Born in Oxford, NJ Helen was the daughter of the late Andrew & Sophie Trucz Hummer. Helen was a long-time resident of Hackettstown where she and her beloved late husband, Arthur E. Blake raised their seven children. Helen loved going for long walks, the beach and attending the sporting events of her children and grandchildren. In addition, she enjoyed following professional sports with the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. Helen was a devout member of St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown, NJ.

She is survived by six children; Arthur E. Blake (Virginia) of Betterton, Md., Andrew M. Blake with whom she lived. Four daughters, Elyse (Daniel) Allen of Glenside, Pa, Pamela Wolfe of Belvidere, NJ, Diane (Harold) Schank of Hackettstown, NJ and Allison (Robert) Struble of Washington, NJ. Helen had nine beloved grandchildren and 14 loving great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur H. Blake and a son, Douglas A. Blake.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00am, Saturday, November 11, 2023 at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown, NJ, Please meet at church.  Interment will follow in the Hackettstown Union Cemetery immediately after the mass. Please do not send flowers but consider donating to the American Cancer Society of the Alzheimer’s Association in Helen’s name. The Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


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    Carol says

    My deepest condolences to Helen’s family. She was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed.

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    Doug and Peg Sheldon Russack says

    Our sympathies are with the entire Blake family . Sorry we will not be in town for Helen’s service. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Doug and Peg Sheldon Russack

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    Ted Palko says

    My sincere condolences to the Blake family on the passing of their beloved Mom and Grandmother. May she rest in peace and her family find solace in knowing she lived an exemplary life .

    Ted Palko Ocala, FL

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    Greg Bailey says

    Condolences to the Blake family on the passing of Mrs. Blake. May she rest in peace.

    Greg Bailey

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      Your old Harvey Street neighbor Sharon Schlomer (Housel) & Siblings says

      Our sincere sympathy to all whose hearts were touched by the loss of your loved one.

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    Lynn Pohl says

    So sorry, Aunt Helen´s family. I´ve watched many of you over these last few days and you handled the last days of her life with love, compassion and dignity. She would be so PROUD ! We’re all sure going to miss her.

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    Marybeth Sprayberry says

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family Mrs Blake was a sweet person and will be missed – Rest Peacefully from the Sprayberry Family

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    Linda Paas Mahler says

    Mrs Blake was an angel! She was the sweetest, kindest mom ever and I will always remember her smile and loving nature. Rest In Peace beautiful Helen! God gained an angel when you left us! 💕

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    Cindy Reeves says

    My condolences to the Blake family on the loss of your mother. May your memories of her bring you comfort.

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    The Curcio Family says

    Our sincere condolences to the Blake family. May the love and memories always bring comfort your hearts. All Our Love.

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    Diane Gaber says

    My condolences to my Blake cousins and their families. Saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Helen. She will be remembered fondly as a sweet and lovely woman.

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    Kevin Smith says

    My sincere condolences to the entire Blake family. My thoughts and prayers for you all during this time of sorrow. It was always a pleasure to see her. A sweet and caring woman.

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    Kevin Hartnett says

    My heartfelt and deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother.

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    CJ Burn says

    We’re sorry to the Blake family for the loss of their Matriarch. I know she was loved very much and will be missed.

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    Lisa Buttner says

    My deepest and most sincere condolence to the Blake family. While I didn’t know your mom personally, I have heard stories about her for years of what an amazing woman she was. May she rest in peace, and may all the memories you have live in your hearts and continue the love you have for her. Godspeed to you Mr.s Blake.

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