MANCHESTER - Helen Dubois, 85, of Manchester ended her life's journey Nov. 14, 2012, at Mount Carmel Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Helen lived her life guided by her deep faith and strong religious conviction, which she passed on to her family and dear friends.
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She was born in Manchester to Josephine and James Hallahan. Helen was a graduate of West High School in 1944. She earned her nursing degree at Sacred Heart School of Nursing in 1947 and her B.S. degree at New England College in 1984.
Helen worked at Sacred Heart Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, Veterans Hospital, Red Cross and the American Lung Association. Helen was a member of St. Anthony Parish, where she was a eucharistic minister.
She possessed great passion and was committed to fighting for equality, peace and justice in America. She worked to establish immigrant relocation centers for families in Manchester. It was a custom for Helen and her dear friend, Mary Perry, to attend the annual Martin Luther King March, and she also marched on Washington to end the Vietnam War. She was a person of deep faith, exceptional kindness and compassion. She loved spending time with her family, enjoying meals, holidays and vacations.
Helen is survived by a loving and grateful family that includes her husband of 64 years, William Dubois; three daughters, Diane and David Langley of Manchester, Maryanne and Richard O'Leary of Manchester, Christine Dubois of Manchester; her three sons, William and Nancy Dubois of Nashua, John and Maureen Dubois of Hampton and Joseph Dubois and Robin O'Leary of Manchester. She leaves 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
services: Calling hours will be held at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester, on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St., on Monday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern New Hampshire, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester 03109 or go to elliothospital.org/_newsite/vna_foundation.php.
To send an online condolence, please go to lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 16, 2012