Helen Ann (Helaire) Szczsesiul, 91, of Brewster, MA formally of Salisbury, CT, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Wingate of Brewster. She was born in Duryea, PA on August 17, 1925, daughter of the late Lucien and Mary Helaire. She was the loving wife of Stanley P. Szczsesiul for 69 years. She lived an active life in Lakeville, CT, devoted to raising her six children and was a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Parish. She enjoyed knitting, playing bridge and spending time on Cape Cod. Her greatest joy was her family and her spirit lives on through her children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by her six children: Mark Szczesiul of Durham, NC, Christine Kane and her husband James of Simsbury, CT, Janice Karcheski and her husband Brian of Lakeville, CT, Barbara Stevens Leach and her husband Bob of Boston, MA, Marianne Bernard and her husband Jean of Simsbury, CT, and Nancy Rand of Lakeville, CT. She is also survived by three siblings, Louise Rutkowski and Leonard Helaire of Naugatuck, CT, and Lorainne Horton Schmaltz of Wolcott, CT. Lastly, she is survived by 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Calling Hours will be held at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134 South Dennis, MA on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M., followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of the Cape, 468 Stoney Brook Road Brewster, MA. A private burial will be held in Salisbury, CT. Donations can be made in her honor to Hope Hospice or Wingate of Brewster. For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealames.com .
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