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Helen (Kapp) Orenstein

May 4, 1926 December 5, 2017
Helen (Kapp) Orenstein
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Helen (Kapp) Orenstein, RN, 91, of Haverhill and formerly of Methuen and Salisbury Beach, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 5th, at Haverhill Crossings.
She was born in Haverhill on May 4th, 1926, the daughter of the late Dr. Henry and Mabel (Cohen) Kapp.
Helen was educated in the Haverhill public school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. She earned her nursing degree from Beth Israel School of Nursing in Boston and was employed as a registered nurse for many years.
She was an active member of the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association, Methuen PTA and volunteered her time as a Cub Scout den mother and at the American Heart Association. Mrs. Orenstein could be regularly seen walking along North End Blvd. on Salisbury Beach conversing with locals and tourists alike. She enjoyed gardening, needlepoint and baking.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Jerome Orenstein, who passed away in 1990, and sisters Gloria Kapp and Barbara Berman.
She is survived by her son, Robert Orenstein and his wife Beth of Northampton, Pa., a sister, Janet Kopel of Haverhill, four grandchildren, Max Orenstein and his wife Sarah of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Hannah Orenstein and Jayne Orenstein both of Washington, D.C., a great-granddaughter, Mayaan Orenstein of Brooklyn, N.Y, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service on Friday, Dec. 8, at 2pm at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill. Burial will follow in Children of Israel Cemetery, Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham MA 02452 and/or to the Salisbury Beach Betterment Association, PO Box 5508, Salisbury MA 01952. To share a memory or for more information, please visit

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2:00 PM 12/8/2017 2:00:00 PM
H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill

106 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home - Haverhill
106 Summer Street Haverhill 01830 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


Children of Israel Cemetery Final Resting Place

385 Middle Rd.
Haverhill, MA 01830

385 Middle Rd. Haverhill 01830 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Salisbury Beach Betterment Association

PO Box 5508
Salisbury, MA 01952

Alzheimer's Association

309 Waverley Oaks Rd.
Waltham, MA 02452

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