Helen L. (Fagersten) Franklin, of Wellfleet, passed away on May 2, 2014, at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Edward N. Franklin, married for 55 years. Devoted mother of Douglas E. Franklin and his wife Cynthia of South Wellfleet, Edward N. Franklin Jr. and his wife April of San Francisco, CA, and Judith F. McGrath and her husband Joel of Phoenix, AZ; loving grandmother of Abigail Franklin Archer of Brewster, MA, Jonathan Franklin of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Amy Franklin and Edward Franklin III of San Francisco, CA and Kevin McGrath of Phoenix, AZ. Helen graduated from Dedham High School in 1940 and was a long time resident of Weymouth, MA. Ed and Helen built a summer cottage in Wellfleet in 1957. Helen loved walks on Blackfish Creek, LeCounts Hollow, and swimming in the ponds of Wellfleet. She enjoyed nature, birdwatching, music, camping and picnics, trips of all kinds, and family meals on the cottage porch. Memorial donations may be made to: Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass. Audubon Society, PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA 02663. Services will be private.
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Published in The Cape Codder from May 3 to May 10, 2014