Helen Cerrone
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 American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

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Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from May 30 to May 31, 2017.
Calling hours
10:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Athy Memorial Home
111 Lancaster St, Worcester, Massachusetts
Funeral Mass
St. Peter's Church
931 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts
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I hope your at a place of beauty where your enjoying all the things God gives to those who believe. You believed. We were good friends.
Angelique Rivera
May 24, 2020
I still think of you. Miss our friendship. I may never know how severe your illness was but I shared many moments with you and I know you were happy to see me. Saw you in a dream at least I have that. May you now have abundant health and youth and joy in heaven.
Angie Rivera
May 29, 2019
Ann and Charlie, so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.
Linda Masterson
July 3, 2017
I will miss you Helen. May you rest in peace and God willing be with your mom. We were great friends and did many Things together. You were there at my Jose's funeral...thank you. I'm sad that I didn't know about your passing and funeral. But I am grateful to have visited you at the home. You 'recognized me as soon as I walked in. You were so happy to see me as I was you. Your free from all that made you I'll. For all the suffering you have joy now in God's kingdom. May you receive this message as I'm writing it now . Friends forever. I could talk to you about anything and so did you. Remember coming over for thanksgiving? Remember when I was with the flu ? You got me comfort food. I remember you taking care of your mom. We loved jewelry and I have the gifts you gave me. We went for coffee and we would go to Boston together. We met at school and workers together for many years. So many memories. ..yes we were best friends. I'll remember you withe much affection always in my heart.
Angie Rivera
June 6, 2017
Helen reached out in friendship to other residents at Notre Dame Health Center. Her astute comments about human nature enlivened many conversations we shared. I'll miss seeing her. Ann Marie Cook, SNDdeN
June 1, 2017
Helen will be truely missed by so many. She will forever be our guardian angel. I will never forget going out to different restaurants in Worcester. She was a fantastic summer school teacher at Woodland Community School.I was so blessed to have known such a magnificent friend, teacher.
Eric Radzik
May 31, 2017
I fondly remember her from 7th grade math class at Worcester East Middle School. I believe she was also the instructor for a needle arts class that was part of an elected "mini-class" we were required to take. This was probably in the early 80's. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Desrosiers
May 31, 2017
Helen dearly loved the Sisters of St. Joseph and it was a mutual fondness. We shall remember her and her family in our prayers daily. God bless her.
Fondly, Sister Joan Pollock, SSJ
Sister Joan Pollock
May 31, 2017
I know Helen is at peace now, but I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Anne, Charlie, John and Steven. I will never forget Helen!

Love you all!
Joan Murphy
May 31, 2017
Dear Annie & Family!

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

God Bless!
Elaine Latendress
May 31, 2017
Dear Ann, John & Steve Gerard, Im very saddened to hear of your loss of Helen, just wanted to let you know that my heart & prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. I will always have good memoories of Helen on Hancock St. & our road trip to California...She will be greatly missed...Please accept my heatrtfelt condolence
Theresa St.Germaine (Mobley)
May 31, 2017
Shared so many beautiful memories with Helen including countless trips to the North End with her and Pat. God bless her! I will miss her dearly and keep her memory close to my heart...
Mary-Ellen Latino
May 30, 2017