Helen Tarryk
Labenski Funeral Home
107 Boswell Avenue
Norwich, CT
Helen Tarryk April 11, 1919 - March 10, 2013 NORWICH - Helen Tarryk, 93, reposed peacefully in the Lord on Sunday March 10, 2013. She was born in Manhattan, NY on April 11, 1919 to the late Dimitry and Emilia (Sczyk) Pisarko. She graduated from NFA in 1937 and continued with business school. On November 20, 1938 she was married to George H. Tarryk Sr. at St. Nicholas Church in Norwich. Her husband and love of her life predeceased her on February 13, 1988. Helen was a wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Wife, Sister, Sister-in-law and Friend to all. She was" a friendly ray of sunshine", to quote from her high school year book. Helen was very active in her church, her community and raising her family all while working as owner/operator of Old Homestead Poultry Farm. She and her husband retired from farming in 1978. Her activities were many; 7th degree Grange member, including being treasurer of Norwich Grange for over 25 years, Retired Senior Volunteer , Rose City Senior Center, 4-H leader, New London County Extension Service, Farm Bureau, Heifer Project International and Church Woman United to name a few. Her Orthodox faith was very important to her as a member of St. Nicholas and Holy New Martyrs and Confessors Churches in Norwich. Helen had a beautiful singing voice and was a member of both church choirs. Her greatest achievement however, was the legacy of love and caring for her family. She is survived by her sons; Dr. and Mrs. George (Barbara) Tarryk of Seal Beach, CA, Richard (Camilla) Tarryk of Norwich, daughters; Shirlee (John) Holmes of Scotland, Mary (Steven) Tague of Norwich, one sister; Anne Mahalawich of Norwich, 10 grandchildren; Lisa, Christopher, Judy, Laura, Lynda, Laura, Jacqueline, John, Alexander, and Nicholas, 11 great-grandchildren; Victoria, Alexandra, Megan, Brandon, Christos, Ashley, Ryan, Matthias, Kyle, Cooper and Aislynn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, she was also predeceased by a great grandchild Andrew Lillis and her brother-in-law; Dr. Nicholas Mahalawich. Calling Hours will be held Friday evening from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. with Panikhida Services at 7 P.M. at Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Church, 364 Canterbury Tnpk., Norwich, CT. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M. at the church with interment immediately following at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 94 Salem Tnpk., Norwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy New Martyrs Church Norwich. May her Memory be Eternal. The family would like to thank Fairview Oddfellows Home of Groton for their care of Helen while she was a resident there. The Labenski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting with these arrangements.

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Memory Eternal! You and your family will be in my heart and prayers forever! Thank you for touching my families lives with your love, faith and kindness.
Karen Grisel
March 17, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Tarryk family on your loss.
Lydia Mis
March 15, 2013
With God she resides. Peace be unto her. May the Lord dry your tears with His fullness of love to those left behind.
Love: Sandi Thompson and Family
March 14, 2013
our deepest sympathy to the family of Helen may she live in your heart always
sanborn dorothy
March 14, 2013
There are no words, pills or potions to ease the sting of death. It is our hope and prayer that you may find comfort in faith and friends, peace in her beautiful memories and solace in the bosom of our Lord as he welcome her home.
T.H. Merritt
March 14, 2013
Mary, Shirley and family. May your mom rest in Peace may God comfort you. Thinking of your family.
Amy Gerst
March 14, 2013
March 13, 2013
Our prayers.

Peter and Joan Clegg
March 13, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
March 13, 2013
It was a pleasure and honor to care for your mom. Yvonne Dennis
March 13, 2013
George, Dick. Shirlee, Mary Ann, and family

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a very kind person and always made my family feel welcome in her home. I know she will me missed by all.
Gloria Tillman
March 13, 2013
Shirlee, Mary,Dick and George, it is with the deepest sympathy that we pass on our condolences to all of you, and your entire family. We have fond memories of Helen, and she will be sorely missed. Her beautiful voice will now be a big part of God's choir leading all of those beside her, and waiting for those of us left behind to join her in joyous song.
Wil Chabotte
March 13, 2013
Anne and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and all the family on the loss of your sister. May she rest in peace.
Mary Ann Tangari
March 13, 2013
Dear Tarryk Family,
Although we never had the privilege of knowing your mother/grandmother, she must have been quite an amazing lady. May your many happy memories bring you comfort as you continue your earthly journey. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary & Sam Porter-Price
March 13, 2013
Deepest sympathy to your family for such a great loss. We fondly remember your mom. May her memory be eternal.
Jason, Denise, Natalie and Rachel Geeza
The Geeza Family
March 13, 2013
My prayers are with all of you.
Rest in peace, Helen.
Donna Bartling
March 13, 2013
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