Helen W. Nitsche, age 87, of West First Street in Corning, NY died Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. \n\n\n\n\nHelen was born on March 11, 1925 in Kingston, PA to George and Susan (Cushner) Watlock. She married John Nitsche on August 6, 1957 in Elmira, NY and was preceded in death by him on June 14, 2007. She worked for Corning Glass Works at the Big Flats Plant and retired in 1970 with 30 years of service. She and her husband John owned and operated the Nitsche Tree Farm in Lindley, NY. She enjoyed handing out candy canes to all the children that came to pick out trees. Helen also loved gardening and working with flowers. She was a communicant of All Saints Parish, was a devoted wife, mother, and aunt, and was known for being a very kind and loving person.\n\n\n\n\nShe is survived by her son Ernest Nitsche of Corning; grandson, Patrick Weber of Syracuse, NY; sisters-in-law, Fran Nitsche of Corning and Catherine Spaccio of Painted Post; brothers-in-law, Albert Quattrini of Corning and Frank Banks of Elmira; many special nieces and nephews.\n\n\n\n\nHelen was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Weber; a sister, Ann Quattrini; a brother, George (Helen) Watlock, Jr.\n\n\n\n\nCalling hours will be on Sunday, July 1st from 4-7 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY. Prayer Services will be held on Monday, July 2nd at 9:15 AM at the funeral home followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Corning.\n\n\n\n\nMemorial donations may be made in Helen's name to All Saints Parish, 222 Dodge Avenue, Corning, NY 14830.