Helen Wilkinson, 81, of Princeton Junction died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at home. Born in Iselin, NJ, she resided in Princeton Junction for much of her life. Helen was employed as a card checker for Princeton University even at 81 years old. Wife of the late Herbert Wilkinson she is survived by a daughter Linda Goldstein, a son Joseph Ripish, Jr., a grandson Anthony Rusciano-Ripish and a great granddaughter Summer Rusciano-Ripish. Helen was a feisty, hard working loving mother who will be missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Princeton Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 10:30 am until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled Vets or the ASPCA.