Helen T. Gagnon
West Boylston-Helen T. Gagnon (Dziewguc) 96, beloved wife of the late Henry Gagnon, died peacefully and with dignity on February 26, 2020 at the Rose Monahan Hospice House in Worcester after a brief illness.
Born and living most of her life in Salem Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Janwiga (Niedzwieski) Dziewguc.
Helen graduated from Salem High School and then went on to work at “The GE” following in the footsteps of many of her family members. She proudly recalled memories of working during World War II making parts to help the war effort. After raising her sons, she worked for the Salem School Department and volunteered at Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church where she and her late husband served as Eucharistic Ministers and members of the Prayer Community, as well as, the soup kitchen.
She married the love of her life, Henry Gagnon in 1951 with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. She was a true partner to her husband who was a Lieutenant on the Salem Fire Department for many years. She was an excellent homemaker and prepared many wonderful meals for her family throughout the years in their former home on Pershing Road.
She is survived by her sons and daughter in law, David and Tracy Gagnon of West Boylston MA, Steven P. Gagnon of Houston, Texas, her nephew and niece, Peter and Barbara Smyrnios of Peabody, MA, grandchildren; Seth Gagnon of Dover, NH, Shawna Gagnon of Eden Mills, VT, Michael and Samantha Burns of Fort Carson, CO and Matthew Burns of Owego, NY and four great granddaughters; Alexis, McKenzie, Marley and Olivia.
The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent care she received following her recent move to West Boylston from Dr. Ito at UMass Memorial Geriatrics, VNA Care Network Staff, the Rose Monahan Hospice Home Staff, Clergy& Volunteers and Father Tim Brewer of St. Mary’s Church in Jefferson, MA.
The family will receive guests at Ste. Anne Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem, MA on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10: A.M. to be followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Harmony Grove Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, please consider taking an elderly neighbor to lunch or help someone in need in memory of Helen. For guestbook and additional information, please visit www.LevesqueFunerals.com