Helen M. (Kampersal) Freeberg, 93, of Holliston, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Helen was born August 27, 1920 in Milford, MA, daughter of the late Rein and Mildred J. (Kairit) Kampersal. She grew up the oldest of 10 children in the Braggville section of Holliston, on the Kampersal Dairy Farm. Helen graduated with honors from Holliston High School in 1938, and Bryant and Stratton Commercial School in 1940. She was the first women to attend Penn State University for training in dairy pasteurization in 1940. Helen was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of New Haven. She was a proud retiree of the Upjohn company where she worked as a financial manager for many years. Helen brought joy to every day and every person she touched. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Helen married Arvid Freeberg in 1942. Arvid died in 2010. They raised a family and lived on Foote Road in East Haven for over sixty years.
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Helen is survived by one son, Rein C. Freeberg and his wife Laurel of Holliston; four brothers, Richard Kampersal and his wife Elinor, Ernest Kampersal and his wife Frances, Donald Kampersal and his wife Mildred, and George Kampersal and his wife Mildred, all of Holliston; one sister, Dorothy Kampersal of Framingham.
She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren; Andrew Freeberg, Kristen Freeberg, Karen Freeberg, Daniel Freeberg and Catherine Freeberg and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was mother of the late Alfred G. Freeberg, Ret. Col. U.S.A.F., mother-in-law of the late Breda A. (Flanagan) Freeberg and sister of the late Harold Kampersal, Elizabeth Ghelli, Alfred Kampersal and Ernestine Anderson. Calling hours will on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 at the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. A Funeral service will be held at the Clancy Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Avenue, East Haven, CT on Friday November 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, East Haven, CT. Calling hours will be at the Clancy Funeral Home on Friday prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Eugene J McCarthy & Sons Funeral Home Inc
11 Lincoln St Framingham, MA 01702
Published in MetroWest Daily News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013