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Blakeney, Helen

Helen Frances (Nolan) Blakeney, of Dedham, died Friday, December 12th, 2008 at the Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton.  She was 78.  Helen was born December 31, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late John and Esther (Ashpont) Nolan.  She worked as an Inspector for Polaroid Corporation, and was a member of the Mosose Lodge.  She was the wife of the late Arnold George Blakeney, and she is survived by her son, Arnold G. Blakeney Jr., of Dedham; her daughters, Jean Pittsley of Assonet, and Carol Holley of North Collins, NY; her brother, Edward Nolan of New Hampshire; her sisters, Dorothy Turner of Wareham, Catherine Brackett of Wisconsin, Ann Nolan of Mansfield, and Lillian McKenna of Quincy; as well as 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Helen’s visiting hours were Monday, December 15th from 4-8 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  Her graveside service will be held Tuesday, Dec 16th at 10 AM at Brookdale Cemetery in Dedham.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bruce Wynne
    December 16th, 2008 | 12:56 am

    I’ll remember Helen for her spirit, hearty laugh, zest for life, words of wisdom and her big hugs. Her many walks down memory lane recalling the good times with her family and friends……..have had more than one of us frequently in stitches. Helen was the life of the party.

    As we all know, many people enter our lives for a variety of reasons. Some stay, some go, some are forgotten..and some ever-rememberred. To me, Helen will always be remembered for the positive footprint that she personally left in my memory and especially with those very special people that she loved so dearly and who loved her back.

    I’ll miss you Helen…………



  2. Susan Gardner
    December 16th, 2008 | 10:06 am

    Dear Jeannie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s death. What wonderful memories I have of her in Dedham being her fantastically funny self. Her laugh and voice have rung long in my head. I am sorry for your loss. Please know you will be in my prayers.
    Susan Gardner

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