Patricia L. Helfant

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Please join us in celebrating the Beautiful Life and spirit of our truly loved wife, mommy and friend, Patricia Lee Helfant. Patricia lived her life with a unique fullness by always sharing her grace, happiness, opinion, kindness and energy. She will always live through us in our hearts and souls with love, laughter and light. Patricia a 4 year resident of Canyon Lake, Texas passed away on Friday, January 21, 2005 in Redondo Beach. Born in Middletown, CT Patricia was 62. She is survived by Husband, Eloi Sevigny, Rudy, Tyler and Isaah of Canyon Lake, TX; Daughters, Patricia (Jeff) Jones of Redondo Beach, Christina (Patrick) Moynihan of Rockford, IL and Billie Scelza of Redondo Beach; Step-Son, Joseph (Tamara) Sevigny of Old Lyme, CT; Step Daughter, Nicole (Mike) Sevigny of Old Lyme, CT; Brothers, Erwin (Nancy) Helfant of Clinton, CT and Larry (Frances) Helfant of Middletown, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NCA or P.S. I Love You Foundation. A Memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 25th at 6PM with reception to follow both at Rice Mortuary in Torrance.

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  1. Our hearts are full! Our condolences to all Patricia\’s extended family and friends. My heartfelt sympathy to our daughter, Patricia (Jeff) Jones, and her sisters, Billy and Chrissy and their families. Our families are now one…in memory of Patricia and for all our tomorrows to come. My warmest condolences, friendship, and kindred spirit to Peter, Patricia\’s loving husband. Thank you for being there for the girls…your strength has been amazing. To all we send our deepest sympathies, love, and hope for happiness to soon follow. We are here for you, always! With all our love, Les and Terri Jones

  2. Dear Billie We were saddened to hear about your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Gerald & Roberta Sota Family Lawrence Rech

  3. Some people have a profound effect on your life, one that you will never forget. My stepmother was this kind of woman, someone that made my life special in a million different ways. I miss her more than words can express, and feel blessed for having had the time that I did with her. I will smile often thinking of her and the funny things that she would say to me, the way that she loved my father and the family that was created when she became part of my life….I love you Pat

  4. I remember playing poker at our family reunions. Aunt Pat got sooo excited when I won once. You would have thought she had won by her celebrations for my success. I love Aunt Pat and remember her smiling face today and always. She was always a light to me. Wes

  5. Pete, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My prayers and thoughts are with you. If there is anything i can do for you in your time of need please let me know.

  6. Pete and Family. We are so saddened by this. We loved Patti so much and we are hurting for you guys. Our prayers are with all of you. God Bless You

  7. I loved how she basically got everyone to play cards before the food was off the table during holidays. I remember how happy she was for me when I got married and how she welcomed my husband with open arms. After her and my Uncle Pete got married in her living room all those years ago, I was the first one to call her Aunt Pat. I remember her eyes tearing up and hugging me. I\’m sure her, Uncle Donald, Grandma and my Dad have one heck of a poker game going! We\’ll see you again sometime. Love you Aunt Pat and I will miss you! My thoughts, love and prayers go out to all those that she touched in her life.

  8. pete, sorry to hear about your loss of your best friend an love of your life. Take care,my prayers are with you .

  9. Pete, I am truely sorry to hear about your loss. I haven\’t had the pleasure of meeting your wife but I am sure she was a lovely person and you were very lucky to have her be part of your life. My thoughts and prayors are with you…Les Hann

  10. To the family of Patricia Helfant, from Mary Iacono and family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of Patricia. Although our meeting with Patricia was brief and not under the best circumstances, she was always concerned and encouraging for my Mom. She was very fortunate to have such a loving, supporting family. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you will have to cherish. God bless you! (Vicki Savage & Mary Iacono..roommate @ Little Co Hospital)

  11. Aunt Pat you will be miss !!! We all love you !!! Uncle Pete our thoughts and prayes are with you .

  12. We only knew Patricia for a short time, but in that time we have known her to be quite a lady! Full of energy and life, Completely forthright and always very gracious! We should all learn from her…Our hearts go out to all her family and friends. Pattie, Billie, Chrissy and Peter May you Keep cheerful memories and be blessed with all the strength, love and support you will need during this very difficult time. All our love, Tracy,Wayne, Chelsea and Brooke Townsend

  13. PETE, I Was shocked to hear about the bad news, about your wife. I thought of you all day today. MIKE

  14. Billie always shared with her friends the most wonderful stories of her mom. Thank you Billie. You, Pattie, Chrissie and Pete are in our thoughts every day.

  15. To my brother-in-law Pete and Pattie\’s daughters and families I wish to express my deepest sympathies in this your time of lose. Each day will get better and you will remember all the wonderful things about your wife and mother. Sorry I can\’t join you in CA. I\’m going to try to get to the service in CT. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Love, Betsy

  16. Our thoughts are with the entire family today. We enjoyed knowing Pattie and regret not having more time with her.

  17. Uncle Pete and Family, I wish I could be there with you. Aunt Pat was a wonderful, vibrant, beautiful woman (as you know) and I have always appreciated her honest, loving spirit. Although I live all the way up here in freezing Maine, I always enjoyed my conversations with Aunt Pat and I will miss them and her very much. My love and prayers to you all. Christine

  18. My fondest memories are visits to My very Special Aunties house. It did not matter when I arrived it was always a very very specail time and I always felt loved in her presents. Auntie Patsy leaves three of the most wonderful daughters (and very special cousins) EVER! She will be missed but she lives on in her children.


  20. We loved Patti very much and will miss her tremendously. Pete we will always remember the day at the beach. We are with you and all the kids in our hearts and our prayers. We were so blessed to know her. We love all of you.

  21. We feel saddened by this loss, but we are grateful for all the loving memories Aunt Pat gave us. She was a wonderful sounding board and was always there when we needed someone to talk to. We loved her sense of honesty (truely a gift!!!) and her love for peace and happiness. She will always have a beautiful spirit. We\’ll miss you so much!!!! Alain, Cindy, Allison, and Anna P.S. When my oldest daughter noticed I was sad one day about Aunt Pat, she said to me “Don\’t be sad mom, you\’ll see her again in Heaven” From the mouths of babes. Thought I\’d share.

  22. Sorry to here about the lost of your wife.Our prayers are with you.If there is anything I can to for you at this end please let me know.Hey Pete keep the faith and keep in touch.Until next time we see you,Take good care of yous-self Danny

  23. To Patty\’s family – My memory of Patty is as a teenager, when we were together. Patty was life and fun. May you all remember her that way. So sorry for your loss. I would like to meet everyone some day soon. Love, Patty\’s cousin Jane Helfant

  24. We are so sad about this great loss, but deeply greatful for the memories Aunt Pat gave to us. She was a wonderful sounding board and we appreciated her sense of honesty and her love of life and of happiness!!! She was a wonderful woman and she touched so many peoples lives all in wonderful and unique ways. My love goes out to Uncle Pete, Patti, Billie, and Chrissy. We love you, and I\’ll pray for time to heal your pain. With fond memories, Alain, Cindy, Allison and Anna P.S. One day my oldest daughter saw that I was sad about Aunt Pat, and she said to me “don\’t be sad mommy, you\’ll see her again in heaven.” Thought I\’d share! Out of the mouths of babes.

  25. My blessings and heartfelt prayers go out to the family~ I did not personally know Patrica, but knew her daughter Billie Scelza very well. With the warm, sincere and spirited soul that Billie has, I know grew from her Mom… May the light always shine in memory of Patricia. God Bless, Lori Ruiz

  26. I have fond memories of Patty when we were much younger. Bill and I send our prayers and love to you and wish you all well. Love, Cousin Joan

  27. I want to express my deepest sympathies to Aunt Pat\’s family. I am sure my dad, grandma, and uncle Richard met her in heaven with arms wide open. I have only good memories of her. She was a great woman, whose smile I will never forget. God bless, Jim, Laura, Corey, and Madison.

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