Helena Lachapelle

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1932 - 2017
WINTHROP- Helena St. Pierre Lachapelle, 84, died peacefully on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at St. Andrews Village, Gregory Wing, in Boothbay Harbor.
She was born in St. John Plantation on Nov. 6, 1932, daughter of the late Maude Bennett St. Pierre Lee and Edward St. Pierre.
Helena developed Spinal Meningitis at the young age of 6 years old, leaving her with mental challenges and partial paralysis. Subsequently, she enjoyed attending the Pine Tree Camp For Crippled Children in her youth.
Helena married Albert Lachapelle in Winthrop on June 19, 1982. When she wasn't volunteering at various local nursing homes in the towns in which she resided, mainly Gardiner and Winthrop, she enjoyed traditional rug hooking and making rosary beads at St. Paul's Center for the missions.
Helena was a long standing member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winthrop and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gardiner.
Helena's family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at St. Andrews Village, Gregory Wing, for their loving care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, on June 7, 2010 and her brother, Edward St. Pierre, in 1948. Helena is survived by her sisters, Virginia Coady of Winthrop and Orena Hodgkins of Canton; her cousin, Father Norman Cormier of Limerick; a special niece, Judy Coady, of Boothbay Harbor and niece Valerie Stanford of Live Oaks, Fla. and three nephews, Thomas Coady of Bridgton, Robert Coady of Gilbert, Ariz. and Stephen Grace of Thailand.
A memorial mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Route 133, Winthrop, with Rev. William Modlin, Celebrant. Burial and committal services will follow at Glenside Cemetery, Turkey Lane, Winthrop.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, where memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at www.khrfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Central Maine on May 17, 2017