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Helen V. (White) Biggins
March 16, 2023


Helen V. (White) Biggins, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening, March 16, 2023 surrounded as always, by her loving children.

Wife of the late William J. Biggins, and beloved daughter of the late Alexander and Eugenia White.

Helen is also preceded in death by her younger brother John D. White, and her cherished and adored daughter Jean M. Biggins.

Helen spent the last 52 years in Medford, in the neighborhood she dreamed of living in as a child.

Helen is survived by her children, who were the true lights of her life. Helen A. Balzano, William J. Biggins, John T. Biggins, and Lorraine (Lori Ann) Biggins. Her son in law Anthony Balzano, and daughter of her heart Kelly Morrissey.

Additionally Helen is survived by her grandchildren Mark, Ralph, John, Karen, Jonathan, Christina, and Alexander, as well as her nephew Paul White of Alaska, and many great grandchildren.

Helen was raised in Somerville and attended St. Joseph's school and church with her many cousins and lifelong friends.

Helen strongly believed in education, and craved learning. Throughout her life she took many classes at local colleges, ranging from her favorite subjects History and World politics, to medical terminology and photography. Helen was an avid reader and passionate gardener. She loved sailing on the Charles River and biking all over Boston. In her retirement years Helen liked camping in her trailer she often brought to Cape Cod, and enjoying family vacation in her favorite place York Beach Maine. Helen was the queen of DIY and could often be found on a ladder or with a favorite power tool fixing the home she loved so much.

Helen retired from New England Medical Center as a Transplant Coordinator, a job she loved and a career she was immensely proud of.

Helen was a devout Catholic and parishioner at St. Joseph's church in Medford. Helen also strongly believed in equal rights for women, a woman's right to choose, human rights for all, and the freedom to love who and how we all want. She believed God loves us all equally.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High Street, Medford on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers please hug the ones close to you, tell people you love them, and do a kindness every day for a stranger. This is how Helen would want to be honored. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Medford. For additional information, please visit,

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Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home
29 Governors Avenue
Medford, MA 02155