David M. Mike Helie, 71, a life-long resident of Keene died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Westwood Care Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.
David was born the son of the late Charlotte (Way) and Earl G. Helie on June 19, 1945 in Keene. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Susan Kitty and Frank Way. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1963.
After high school Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served in the 8th. Infantry Division in Germany from 1963 to 1966 where he was honorably discharged.
On August 5, 1970 he exchanged vows with Sharon Walsh at St. Margaret Marys Church in Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for forty-six years.
He was the owner and operator of a display supply business, selling in six antique shops including the Colony Mill Antiques. Prior, he had worked at Sears in Keene for twenty-five years. He was the manager of the Brattleboro Bowl from 1995 to 2000 and drove for Thomas Transportation.
He belonged to the American Legion Post 4 and the VFW Post 799 in Keene. He was also a member of the Pine grove Springs Golf Course in Spofford and was a part of the infamous Yankee Lanes Gang bowling team.
Mr. Helie is survived by his wife, Sharon Helie of Keene. Four half sisters, one half brother, several nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. His close, special friends; Kevin and Amy Youngman, Susie (Abbott) Richards and his close half sister Sue Corliss.
In keeping with Mikes wishes there are no calling hours or formal services. Donations can be made in memory of David M. Helie to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or to: Fast Friends, 14 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW. Cheshirefamilyfh.com.