Helen F. Galenski, 91, of 54 Eastern
Avenue,died Sunday (August 11,2013) at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in
Danvers, Massachusetts with her son,Edward and daughter, Barbara at her side.
She was born on June 30, 1922. She attended
Deerfield High School. In
1985 she retired as the
Frontier Regional School Cafeteria Manager where she worked for several years.
She was married to Edward A. Galenski on
January 3, 1942 in St. Stanislaus Church by the Reverand John Lanagew. Most of
their married life was spent in Deerfield. Her husband died on January 9, 2004 after 62
years of marriage.
She was a member of the Polish American
Citizen’s Club in South Deerfield and a communicant of the Holy Family Parish,
also in South Deerfield.
Helen’s interests included a love for
cooking, enjoyment of her beloved Red Sox team, cheering for the Boston Celtics,
gardening, vacations across the United
States and in the Isllands, and attendance
at numerous sports events for her children, grandchildren, and
Helen had a strong love for her family.
She was a familiar fan at youth, high school, and collegiate level sporting
events in basketball, baseball, softball, track, and field hockey which her
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participated in. She was very proud
of her two grandsons, Justin and Jonathan Galenski, who purchased her family
homestead to carry on the tradition of farming which was such an important part
of her life.
Helen leaves a daughter Barbara Pulaski
of Newburyport; a son Edward A. Galenski Jr. and
his wife Charlene of Shutesbury and South Deerfield; five grandchildren- Karen
Liebert and her husband Blake, Mark Pulaski and his wife Annie, Justin Galenski
and his wife Meagan, Jonathan Galenski and his girlfriend Jennifer Yankowski,
and Lauren Galenski; seven great-grandchildren, Luke Isabel, and Lillian
Pulaski, Zachary and Kendall Liebert, and Ashlie and Tyler Galenski; several
nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank her many
friends and relatives who frequently visited her. A special thank you is
extended to the NeuroScience ICU Unit at Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston as well as the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass.
for their wonderful medical support and comfort to the family during this
Services will be Friday,August 16th,
at 9:00AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian
Burial at 10:00AM in
Holy Family Parish of South
Deerfield. Burial will follow in St.Stanislaus
Cemetery. Calling hours
will be held at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf St.,South Deerfield
on Thursday,August 15th from 6-8PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to
the Scholarship Fund at the Polish American Citizen’s Club on South Main Street, South
Deerfield,Mass 01373, or to the Kaplan Family
Hospice House at 78 Liberty Street, Danvers,
Expressions of Sympathy are available at