Wrisley Funeral Home
90 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373
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Helen M. Telega


Calling hour: Monday , July 8th, at 9:00AM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, and a Liturgy at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church, followed by burial in the Holy Ghost Cemetery in Whately.

         In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Renovation Fund of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sugarloaf Street,South Deerfield, Mass. 01373.

       Sunderland- Helen M. Telega,94, of 375 Hadley Road, Sunderland, died peacefully at Elaine at Hadley on Wednesday, July 3rd.  Helen was born on August 14, 1918 in Sunderland to Margaret (Necta) and George Korpita. She was married in 1938 to Michael Peter Telega and lived all of her married

life in Sunderland. He predeceased her in 2004.

       She and Mike were life-time farmers who ran the Sunnybrook Farm and also owned and operated the Silver Lane Package Store. She was a member of the Sunderland Grange and was was very active in the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church in South Deerfield for all her married life.

         Survivors include her son, Peter Telega and his wife Bonnie of South Deerfield; her daughter, Donna Casey and her husband Patrick, of Sunderland and daughter, Patricia Robinson and her husband Sanford, also of Sunderland. She also leaves six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren,and 19 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased byher daughter, Rebecca Telega Powers in 2003, and by one brother and three sisters.

         Helen as a warm , caring and generous spirit. She loved her family, especially her grand-children and great-grandchildren , and she cooked Hungarian and Ukrainian dishes at numerous family gatherings. She avidly followed the Red Sox games until very

near her death.

         There will be calling hour on Monday , July 8th, at 9:00AM at the Wrisley Funeral Home, Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, and a Liturgy at 10:00AM in Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church, followed by burial in the Holy Ghost Cemetery in Whately.

         In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to the Renovation Fund

of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church, Sugarloaf Street,South Deerfield, Mass. 01373.

           The family would like to extend its deep appreciation and many thanks to the staff of Elaine at Hadley for their care and compassion during her stay.

           Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com