Helen Curtis Peacock died Monday, August 1 at her home in Oak Bluffs. She was 86.

Helen was born at home on Hillman street in New Bedford on March 28, 1930, though she only knew Martha’s Vineyard as home. She moved to the Island at the age of two, spent her childhood here, and graduated from Oak Bluffs High School in 1948.

She married James Peacock, who served in the U.S. Navy on October 8, 1952, when she was 22. Their daughter, Susette, was born two years later in 1954. Helen worked as a printer-photographer at Mosher’s in Vineyard Haven for more than 20 years. She may be well remembered as a 4-H leader, VFW auxiliary member, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Susie Benjamin; her son in law, Lee Benjamin; her granddaughter, Trinket Easter; her grandson, Michael Benjamin, and his wife, Amanda Benjamin; and her three great-grandsons: Ryan Easter, Bret Easter, and Haven Benjamin.

Her family is hosting a small open house to celebrate her life on Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Helen’s home at 99 New York avenue in Oak Bluffs.

In lieu of flowers, her family encourages donations to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc., P.O. Box 2549, Oak Bluffs.

An online guestbook is available at ccgfuneralhome.com.