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Helen A. Hoyen
March 25, 2018


Helen A. Hoyen, 88, of Worcester, died peacefully, Sunday, March 25th with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her siblings, Dorothy Hoyen, Thomas and George Hoyen, Mary Szoke all of Worcester and Dr. Harry Hoyen, II and his wife, Holly of Webster, NY; nephews, Dr. Harry "Alex" Hoyen III and his wife, Claudia, Andrew Hoyen and his wife, Rebecca, John Szoke and his wife, Joan, Edward Szoke and his wife Marge; her niece, Debra Gazos; and many grand-nephews and grand nieces. She was predeceased by her siblings, Edward Hoyen, Ruth Feeley, Phyllis and Margaret Hoyen.

Helen was born in Worcester, the daughter of Harry A. and Elizabeth (George) Hoyen. Miss Hoyen had worked as a seamstress for the David Clark Company, and was once flown by NASA to repair the glove of an astronaut who insisted that the only one to repair the gloves was the lady who originally stitched the gloves, a fact that she was intensely proud of. She later worked as a stitcher at Worcester City Hospital before retiring. Helen was a former member of All Saints Church. Helen enjoyed dancing, music, sewing, gardening, tending to her flowers and time spent with her closely knit family.

Her funeral is, Tuesday, April 3rd, with a service at 10:30 a.m. in O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue. Burial will follow in Hope Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

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O'Connor Brothers Funeral Home
592 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01603