Helene N. Alles

Age: 102 of Robbinsville, NJ Formerly of Haddonfield, NJ

Helene (nee Neutze) Alles, 102, former longtime Haddonfield, NJ resident passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, September 15, 2023, at her daughter’s home in Robbinsville, NJ where she resided for ten years.

Devoted wife of the late Thomas V. Alles; Helene is survived by her two children, Nancy A. Munn (Jack) of Robbinsville, NJ and Thomas V. Alles, Jr. of Eastampton, NJ; and three beloved grandchildren, David and Steven Munn and Mason Goettelmann, and many cherished nieces and nephews.

Born in Camden, NJ, Helene was the daughter of the late Judge Frank F. Neutze and Anna Schoellkopf Neutze and sister of the late Frank F. Neutze Jr.

Helene grew up in Haddon Heights, NJ and graduated from Haddon Heights High School. She spent one year at Friend’s Central School; graduated and headed off to Cornell University as an English major. She was a proud graduate of the Class of 1943. After graduation, she continued her ties with Cornell by writing a column for the “Cornell Alumni Magazine” for the Class of 1943, for 27 years. She also worked as a translator after college and in later years a transcriber for court reporters.

Marrying in 1947, Helene and her husband Tom, moved to Haddonfield in 1954. Helene lived on Oak Ridge Drive for 59 years and was the last of the original residents to leave the neighborhood.

Blessed with a huge, fun-loving personality and keen sense of humor, Helene made friends wherever she went. Dubbed “Class Clown” and “Life of the Party,” Helene brightened any room she entered. She brought much laughter to our lives with her sharp wit.

One of Helene’s greatest joys was correspondence. She loved “to play with the mail!” If you knew Helene, you were probably getting a birthday card…for the rest of your life! Helene enjoyed writing to celebrities and political figures of her time as well. Many wrote back. She framed those letters and autographed pictures and made a unique gallery wall in her home.

She was a whiz at needlepoint and gifted many in her circle with a framed keepsake. Helene was a poll worker in Haddonfield for many years and enjoyed politics. Helene was a huge Kentucky Wildcat fan and loved following college basketball and watching “March Maness” with her family every year.

Helene, and her husband Tom, spent their early retirement years traveling; taking many trips abroad, but by far, Helene’s favorite lifelong vacation spot was Ocean City, NJ. She spent many happy days in Ocean City with her parents, then her husband and children and eventually introduced her grandchildren to the family tradition of vacationing in Ocean City. She leaves us all with many cherished memories of wonderful days “down the shore.”

First and foremost, Helene’s focus was family. She filled our lives with love and laughter. She made time for everyone, always. Helene was a devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers and staff at Comfort Keepers Robbinsville for all of their support during Helene’s final years. We would also like to thank Swan Hospice of Lakewood, NJ for their compassionate care in Helene’s final months.

Helene’s family will receive friends on Monday, September 25th at 10am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033. A brief funeral service will be held there at 11am followed by interment at Haddonfield Methodist Cemetery in Haddonfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Helene’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. (