Helen F. (Swiatlowska) Freitas, 88, of Dartmouth died Saturday October 28, 2006 at the Cedars Assisted Living Community after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Dr. E. Deane Freitas.
Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Frank and Apolonia (Ogara) Swiatlowski, she lived in New Bedford and Dartmouth most of her life.
She was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Marilyn Cadieux and her husband Thomas of Dartmouth; a brother, Casimir Swiatlowski, of North Carolina; four sisters, Cecelia Girouard, Mary Desmarais, Frances Motta, and Irene Pittsley, all of New Bedford; a grandson, Aaron Cadieux, of Dartmouth; and nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Chester Swiatlowski.
Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 AM in St. Julie Billiart Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Monday from 4-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Nurse and Hospice Care, P.O. Box 751, Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.