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Helen V. McAvoy


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Helen V. McAvoy Obituary
HELEN V. MCAVOY (nee Reaver) passed away with her loving family by her side on February 13, 2015 at the age of 89. She was born on March 12, 1925 to Charles B. Reaver and Carrie V. Dutterer in Taneytown, Maryland. She was a resident of Riverside, California for over 50 years. Helen's husband, John F. McAvoy, passed away on December 16, 2014, 59 days before his loving wife. They were in their 70th year of marriage and are now together for all eternity. Helen was a very active parishioner at St. Francis de Sales Church and School for over 50 years, serving in many capacities. Helen is survived by two daughters, Virginia M. Blumenthal, Esq. (Lathell McKeller) of Riverside, CA and Lesley M. Baptiste, Ph.D. (H. Prentice Baptiste, Jr., Ph.D) of League City, TX. Grandma McAvoy had a very special bond with her 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and they always loved and cherished their Grandma. Aunt Helen is also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews. Helen is predeceased by her parents. She was the oldest daughter of twelve children: brothers - Ralph, John, Kenneth and George and sisters - Alice, Marion and Doris predeceased their sister Helen; sisters - June and Mabel and brothers - Francis and Frank lovingly survive their oldest sister. Mass will be held at 11:00 am, March 6, 2015 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 4268 Lime St., Riverside, CA 92501. Burial following Mass at 1:00 pm, located at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis de Sales School, John and Helen McAvoy Technology Fund, 4205 Mulberry Street, Riverside, CA 92501. "Well done, Good and Faithful Servant!" PRESTON & SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors, 951-683-7410.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Feb. 26 to Mar. 4, 2015
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