Helen E. Bletz, 87, of Enfield, widow of Marcellus "Ted" Bletz, entered into eternal peace on Monday, June 24, 2013, at Blair Manor in Enfield.
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The daughter of the late Wilbur and the late Bernadette (Martin) Landry, Helen was born in East Windsor and had lived in Enfield for over 20 years until most recently, when she had resided in Vernon. She, along with her mother, was the former owner and operator of the Melody Lounge Restaurant in West Springfield, a restaurant she took great pride in. She was an avid card player and also enjoyed trips to the casino.
Helen is survived by two daughters; Laura Drouin of Feeding Hills, Mass., and Marcie Avery and her husband, Richard, of Chelsea, Vt.; two sons, Robert Bletz and his wife, Eileen, of Enfield and Brian Bletz of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Bud Landry and his wife, Marlin, of Abbot Village, Maine, and Jack Landry and his wife, Muriel, of Texas; three sisters, Bernadette Parilo and her husband, Luigi, Janice Edwards, and Trudy Kolbenschlag and her husband, Art, all of West Springfield, Mass.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service celebrating Helen's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield.
Committal will follow at St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.
To leave an online message of sympathy, visit
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from July 10 to July 14, 2013