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Helen M. Cerrone, 76

WORCESTER - Helen M. Cerrone, 76, of Worcester, a longtime educator, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center.

Helen was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Charles J. and Florence H. (Miller) Cerrone, and lived in Worcester all her life.

Helen was a graduate of Anna Maria College in Paxton and earned a master's degree in education at Worcester State University.

Helen was an elementary school teacher in the Worcester Public Schools for more than 35 years. She was a Title One Math teacher at the Chandler Magnet School for 20 years before retiring in 2007. Previously, she was on the staff at the Union Hill School for many years. She found great fulfillment in the teaching profession and loved her young pupils as well as her students at WPI where she worked part-time for many years. She was a member of the Massachusetts Teachers Assn. and the Educational Assn. of Worcester.

Helen travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe but one of her favorite place to visit was the North End of Boston, where she enjoyed its history/restaurants, and immersed herself in its Italian-American culture and traditions.

Helen leaves a sister Anne Gerard, a brother Charles J. Cerrone Jr., both of Worcester, and two nephews, John Gerard of Worcester and Steven Gerard of Quincy.

Helen's family wishes to thank the staff at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center especially Judy, Karen, Rachel and Joyce in Harmony Village, for the skilled and compassionate care that Helen received.

Calling hours are Friday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will follow at 12:30 p.m. in St. Peter's Church, 931 Main Street, Worcester. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, West Boylston.

In lieu of flowers, donations for breast cancer research in Helen's memory are suggested to the , 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.
Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 30 to May 31, 2017
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