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Helen Dugas, age 83, of Ocala, Florida, died peacefully August 6, 2014 in Ocala with her family at her side.
She was born in New London March 31, 1931, the daughter of William and Julia Wieczorek Jesuck. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Raymond Dugas in 1955 after 43 years of marriage. She enjoyed doing plastic canvas crafts and participated in many craft fairs both in Connecticut and Florida. She also had a love of gardening.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Ford (Frank) and Ann McGurrin; sisters Irene Holland and Donna Perkins; grandsons Dennis Fonda, Steven Fonda (Deanna), Michael Fonda; granddaughter Julie Ann McGurrin. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by a sister Frances Saunders.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London, with committal to follow in Jordan Cemetery, Waterford. Calling hours are Monday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06606.
Condolence messages may be left on Helen's memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home
12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 10, 2014