Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Helen C. Thomas

Private services will be at the convenience of the family



Helen C. (Bogusz) Thomas (1929 – 2018)


South Deerfield – Helen C. Thomas, 89, of Tina Drive, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at The New England Health Center in Sunderland. Born on February 29, 1929, a leap year, she was the daughter of the late John and Ella (Szarek) Bogusz. Helen was born in Hadley, going on to attend public schools, and also live her married life there until 1996 when she moved to South Deerfield.


Helen enjoyed cooking a variety of polish specialties. She kept an immaculate vegetable garden in summer, and generously shared the bounty with friends and family, including homemade pickles. She enjoyed watching and identifying the variety of birds on several feeders in her yard, as well as completing daily word search puzzles. Most of all, she was happiest in the company of her family. Helen was known to have a sharp mind and a quick wit about her. She was proudly independent and enjoyed the simple things in life. In her younger years, she worked on the Hibbard Farm in Hadley, and Northampton Boston Express in South Deerfield. Helen was a communicant of the Most Holy Redeemer Church in Hadley.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Francis E. Thomas, Sr. in 1979. She is survived by a daughter, Aileen Thomas of Greenfield, a son, Francis “Chip” Thomas and his wife Janet of Sunderland, and a grandson, Kurt Thomas of Greenfield.


Helen was the youngest of six children. She was predeceased by her siblings Joe Bogusz, Frank Bogusz, Anna Brand, Agnes Morawski, and Mary Cysz.


Private services will be at the convenience of the family.


The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Lifepath, Inc. in Greenfield for their invaluable support.

Expressions of sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com