Helen Hughes Fretz

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LOWER NAZARETH TOWNSHIP - Helen Hughes Fretz, 89, of Lower Nazareth Township, formerly of Doylestown, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in the Moravian King's Daughters Home, Bethlehem.

Born in Simpson and raised in Mount Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Chupak) Repella.

She worked for more than 20 years at Doylestown Hospital as a housekeeper before retiring in 1992. She was of the Orthodox faith.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Hughes and her husband, Frank Kutnansky, Patricia McCloskey and her husband, John, and Kristine Nelson; sons, Lawrence Hughes, Joseph Hughes, David Hughes and Jeffrey Hughes; a brother, Peter Repella; a sister, Marian Repella; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Hughes in 1972; her second husband, John E. Fretz in 1995; three brothers; and a sister.


FRETZ - Helen Hughes Fretz, 89, of Lower Nazareth Twp. and formerly of Doylestown. Funeral services and burial in Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn Montgomery Co. will be private. Arrangements are entrusted to James Funeral Home, 527 Center St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. George's Orthodox Church or The Moravian King's Daughter's Home in care of the funeral home. To offer condolences, go to www.jamesfuneralhome.org.

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Published in The News Item on Sept. 1, 2018