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April 14, 1923 - June 28, 2014  

Helen Szuflat was called by her Creator on June 28,2014 after a protracted illness. She passed away at her home surrounded by her loving son and her devoted caregiver. Helen was born in New Britain, Connecticut, the youngest of four children born to Polish immigrants John and Sophie Slusarski. Her first marriage ended in divorce, and she was preceded in death by her second husband Alexander Szuflat. For most of their childhood, Helen devotedly raised her two sons as a struggling single mother. After 20 years of service, Helen retired from Connecticut Stamping & Bending in 1977 and moved to Fairfax County to join her older son. For the last 29 years they have resided in their home in Annandale, where they have been blessed with many wonderful and caring neighbors and friends. Helen's happiest moments were spent working in her yard, where she waged a ceaseless and tireless battle with the many trees, particularly during the autumn leaf season. Those who got to know her, especially during her illness, were impressed by her strength of character and of body, her generous nature, her warm and caring smile, and her remarkable complexion. Helen was predeceased by her brother Stanley and her sisters Elizabeth and Florence. She will be deeply missed by her two sons, David Fredrickson of Annandale and Robert Fredrickson of Cape Coral, Florida. She is also survived by a niece, two nephews, and five grand-nieces and grand nephews. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA on Tuesday July 8, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Michael Church, 7401 St. Michael's Lane, Annandale, VA 22003 on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12 Noon. Interment at a later date will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, New Britain, CT 06051. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a .

Funeral Home
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, L.L.C.
9902 Braddock Road Fairfax, VA 22032
(703) 425-9702
Funeral Home Details
Published in The Washington Post on July 3, 2014