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Helen Duryea


1953 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Helen F. Duryea

1953-2013 SOUTH EGREMONT Helen F. Duryea, 60, died unexpectedly at Fairview Hospital on Sept. 9, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Born July 17, 1953 in Gt. Barrington, she was the daughter Virginia Farnum and the late Kenneth Farnum Helen was educated in Sheffield schools and graduated from Mt. Everett Regional High School with the class of 1973. She worked for many local businesses including the former Pine Tree Restaurant in Sheffield where she retired from after 17 years of dedicated service. Helen married her husband Fred on July 7, 1979 at the First Congregational Church in South Egremont and they enjoyed 34 years of married life together. Helen loved children and babysat for many local families for several years. She also loved cats and cherished her own cat Twinkles! Helen is survived by her husband and mother along with her siblings Deborah Clay (Ted), Sheila Farnum, Edward Farnum, Gary Farnum (Vivian), Jean Briggs (Tony) and Jeffrey Farnum. She also leaves several nieces and nephews and cousins and many friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours were held on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington. The funeral will be held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in North Egremont. Donations in memory of Helen F. Duryea may be made to "Purradise" through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013
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