Helen T. (Zielinski) Croteau

April 30, 1923 - May 21, 2017
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Helen (Zielinski) Croteau, 94, of Ludlow was called home to be with God on May 21, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was born in Springfield to the late Joseph and Tekla Zielinski and was a graduate of Ludlow High School.   She was a faithful communicant of Christ the King Church, a member of the Rosary Sodality Club and a member of the Ludlow Senior Center.

Helen was very active. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, wood working, golfing, playing cards with her friends and baking. She also enjoyed traveling with her late husband Louis, family and friends.

She leaves her son Thomas and his wife Jean of Ludlow, MA and her daughter Susan Taylor and her husband Neil of Andover MA.  She also leaves her three grandchildren, Brian Croteau of Washington DC, Jessica Taylor of Andover MA, and Jonathan Taylor of Boston MA. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband Louis in 2006, her brothers Adam, John, Stanley, Walter, and her sister Julie. She lived most of her life in Ludlow

Funeral services for Helen will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA. Burial will follow to Saint Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave, Springfield, MA. Calling hours on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will be from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Ludlow Senior Center New Building Fund, 37 Chestnut Street, Ludlow MA 01056 .

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Calling hours on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 will be from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.


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Funeral services for Helen will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Christ the King Church, 41 Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA. Burial will follow to Saint Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave, Springfield, MA.


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Born: April 30, 1923
 
April 30, 2017
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Died: May 21, 2017

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Maggie Provost posted on 5/24/17

Dear Tommy and Sue, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's death. I found out too late about the funeral or I would have been there. Your mom and mine were such special friends as children and adults. I remember my mom saying as a child that they would split a candy bar and say when they got older they could buy as many as they wanted. I have such fond memories of your parents. So sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy, Maggie and Milt Provost

 

Oscar and Cheryl posted on 5/24/17

Our thoughts are with Her Family.

 

Gayle Cohen posted on 5/23/17

Susan So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gayle & Maury Cohen

 

Linda Odlum posted on 5/23/17

Dear Susan, My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May the beautiful memories of your Mother be with you always and bring comfort and peace. I know how special she was to each of you. With deepest sympathy, Linda Odlum

 

Marilyn Sassa posted on 5/22/17

Helen was a good mom and a wonderful grandmother. She so loved going out dancing with Lou. I used fix her boufont hair and she sewed beautiful skirts and tops to dance in once a week. She looked beautiful. She sewed for me and the children, what a seamstress she was. She made her own curtains for the whole house, including mine. She was always cooking and happy to entertain. She had such a positive attitude and was tough right to the end of her life. I know that she is with Lou her husband and they are dancing again. Sincere regrets to her family. Love: Marilyn Sassa

 

Suzanne Rutstein posted on 5/22/17

Condolences to all Love, Suzy Rutstein

 

Barbara Sullivan posted on 5/22/17

Sue and family, Your Mom was a treasure. Hoping the wonderful memories will bring comfort. Love, Barbara & Joe Sullivan

 

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