Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Helen F. Galenski

   Services will be Friday, August 16th, at 9AM from the Wrisley Funeral Home followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10AM 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.

     SOUTH DEERFIELD- 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 great-gandchildren.

       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 difficult time.

         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, Mass. 01925.

     Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com