Helena “Anneke” Verhave, 86, of Armonk, NY, and Falmouth, MA, the wife of the late Thom Verhave, passed away on October 1st, 2015 at Alden Court in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
A daughter of the late Robert and Helena Baan, she was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She was educated in the Netherlands and came to the United States to attend Barnard College, graduating with the class of 1951. She later received her Master’s degree in early childhood education from Manhattanville College.
Mrs. Verhave worked as an elementary school teacher at the Columbus Magnet School in Norwalk, CT. She enjoyed her pets, gardening, and folk and classical music, and she volunteered as a mentor in the Falmouth Public Schools after retiring.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her time spent with family and friends. Her family includes a son, Menno Verhave, and his wife Judy of Wellesley, a son, Eric Verhave, and his wife Lucy of Poughquag, NY, and a daughter, Marya Verhave Gabriel, and her husband Stefan of Mattapoisett – six grandchildren, Alex, Daniel, Caitlin and Jessica Verhave, and Sofia and Emma Gabriel – and two great-grandchildren, Isabel and Madeline Verhave. She was the sister of Wilhelmina Fledderjohn, and Leonarda Van der Werf. A private ceremony of remembrance will be held by close friends andfamily.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: the Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com .