Helen Anna Marynuk
1922 - 2013 GUILFORD Helen Anna Marynuk, 91, of Slate Rock Road, a lifelong resident of Guilford, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, April 25, 2013, in the comfort of her home.
Helen was born on the Nebelski family farm on Franklin Road in Guilford on Feb. 18, 1922, the daughter of Nicholas and Anna (Lemek) Nebelski. She was raised and educated in Guilford where she received her education in a one-room schoolhouse, #13 Slate Rock School.
She had worked for many years at Academy School, Oak Grove School and Guilford School cooking and baking primarily working during the morning and then afternoons as a receptionist at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. In her earlier years, she had worked at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates then located on Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro.
Helen was honored as Guilford's Citizen of the Year in May of 2008. A dedicated volunteer for decades, she was previously active with the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and still performed volunteer work two days a week in the Transportation Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the Guilford Historical Society, the American Legion Brattleboro Post #5 Auxiliary and was a former member of the Brattleboro Women's Evening Club.
A quiet unassuming woman, Helen loved nature and, throughout her adult life, she walked several miles a day in the nearby forests and fields and the main road near her home.
Of her leisure time activities she enjoyed knitting, quilting, sewing, gardening, bird watching and time shared with her family.
On Oct. 11, 1947, in Brattleboro, she was married to Edward M. Marynuk who predeceased her on March 28, 1966.
Survivors include her three daughters, Elaine M. Ham of Newington, Conn., Mary A. Marynuk (Gray) and her husband Terry of Greenfield, Mass., and Myrea "Mea" Whitworth and her husband, Kenny, of Guilford and one grandson, Christopher L. Ham of Bethesda, Md. Additionally she leaves many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a large host of friends.
Helen was predeceased by six brothers, Emil, Charles, Joseph, Stephen, Michael and John Nebelski, and by two sisters, Pauline West and Sophie Nebelski.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service in celebration of Helen's life will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Guilford Community Church with the Rev. Lise Sparrow, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Saint Michael's Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Calling hours will take place at the church Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. until the start of the services.
Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT 05301, Guilford Town Library, 4024 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT 05301 or to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593 Brattleboro, VT 05301.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.