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Helen V. Phaneuf, 91

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Helen Victoria (Stahowski) Phaneuf, 91, of North Adams, Mass., passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center.

She was born in Great Barrington, Mass., on January 14, 1928, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Napiercz) Stahowski. She attended local schools. Helen started her career at Sprague Electric Company. She then ran a day care at her home for over 20 years until retiring to care for her husband.  

Her husband, Roland R. Phaneuf, passed away in 1985. They were married in Great Barrington in 1952 before moving to North Adams.

Helen's favorite pastime was play Crazy 8's and Trouble with her grandchildren. In addition to playing bingo and visiting the casino, Helen enjoyed giving back to the community by donating her time to the North Adams Youth Basketball, North Adams Little League and North Adams Babe Ruth concession stand for over 15 years.

Helen is survived by her children, Mary Phaneuf and Steven Phaneuf of North Adams, Mass., and Jean Phaneuf of Adams, Mass.; six grandchildren, who were her shinning lights, Mathew, Jessica, Erin, Dylan, Alison and Anthony; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Corrigan and Marianne Lapinski and her husband Paul; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter Gloria at birth and Victoria in infancy; brother Walter; and sister Virginia.

Funeral notice: The funeral for Helen Phaneuf will be Monday, February 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Burial will be private.

Calling hours at the funeral home are Monday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Perkins School for the Blind in care of the funeral home.

Obituary Provided By: Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals

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Jean and family, so sorry for your loss.

Gwen & Woody Boillat
from: Gwendolyn Boillaton: 02-11-2019

Steve very sorry for your loss, Prayers to you and your family
from: Dan Cariteyon: 02-11-2019

Steve and family, So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special lady Thoughts and prayers to all of you John and Carol Greenbush
from: carol greenbushon: 02-11-2019

I am so sorry for your loss and saddened by the news of Helen's passing. May God Bless you all and may God help you to find peace with your loss of a wonderful lady. R.I.P. Helen.
from: Brenda perrason: 02-09-2019

Steve, our condolences, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Mark & Cindy Vadnais
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