October 8, 1982 Born: July 19, 1888 on Long Island, a daughter of Abram B. Garretson and Josephine Boker

Died: October 8, 1982

Married: Francis Berger Trudeau July 7, 1914 at Paul Smith's

Children: Edward L. Trudeau b. 1915 and Francis B. Trudeau

Helen Trudeau, born Eleanor Helen Garretson was the wife of Francis Berger Trudeau.


Tombstone of Helen Garretson Trudeau and Francis Berger Trudeau
at St. John's Cemetery, Paul Smith's
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Friday, October 8, 1982

Mrs. Helen G. Trudeau, 94-years-old, dies here

SARANAC LAKE - Helen Garretson Trudeau, daughter-in-law of the famous Saranac Lake tuberculosis doctor Edward Livingston Trudeau, and grandmother of Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau, died this morning at Saranac Lake General Hospital. Mrs. Trudeau was 94-years-old.

Mrs. Trudeau was the wife of the late Dr. Francis B. Trudeau, who died in 1956. She resided at 105 Main St. in Saranac Lake.

Mrs. Trudeau was born on Long Island on July 19, 1888, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram B. Garretson. Her father was a New Jersey Supreme Court judge.

Mrs. Trudeau came to the Saranac Lake area in 1911 when her sister Josephine contracted tuberculosis and was sent here to cure with Dr. Edward Trudeau. Mrs. Trudeau met Francis Trudeau, youngest son of the famous doctor, and married him at Paul Smith's on July 7, 1914.

Mrs. Trudeau was renowned as a sportswomen. Her exploits included hunting, fishing and even, a few trips down the Mt. Van Hovenburg bob run. Mrs. Trudeau once shot a moose while hunting in Canada.

She was a world traveler but always considered Saranac Lake home.

Mrs. Trudeau is survived by two sons, Edward L. Trudeau of Albany and Dr. Francis B. Trudeau of Saranac Lake, current president of the Trudeau Institute. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Edward L. Trudeau III of Albany; Lynne T. Jonquieres of Albany; Jeanne Douglas Trudeau of New York City; Michelle Trudeau-Potkin of Washington D.C. and Garretson (Garry) B. Trudeau of New York City. Mrs. Trudeau is also survived by one great-granchild, Alexandra Jonquieres of Albany.

Funeral services for Mrs. Trudeau will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake with the Rev. Phillip Snyder officiating. Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery in Paul Smith's.

Friends wishing to remember Mrs. Trudeau may make donations to the Trudeau Institute.

Fortune Funeral Home in Saranac Lake is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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