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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

Helen Mae Mitchell

24 March , 19359 May , 2019
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LYNN – Helen Mae (Carvalho) Mitchell, 84, a lifelong resident of Lynn, passed away on Thursday, May 9th Union Hospital in Lynn. Helen was the devoted wife of the late Lester Mitchell with whom she shared over 23 years of marriage. She was the strong and loving mother of Susan Leo and husband, Anthony of Peabody, Donna Sullivan and her husband, Richard of Salem, Maureen Mitchell and her companion Peggy Cannon of Danvers, Kelly Mitchell of Florida and the late Joann Mitchell; the cherished grandmother of Andrea Leo, Anthony Leo, Jr., Richard Sullivan, III and Brian Sullivan; the dear sister of the late Frank Carvalho and his wife, Dodi Carvalho of Rockport and the late Doris Day and the aunt of several nieces and nephews. Born and educated in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mae (Alphonse) Carvalho. She graduated from Lynn English High School with the Class of 1952. Helen was part of a group of several close friends of over 50 years, her “Card Club” who gathered to play Uno , card games, and to socialize at least once a week at each other’s homes for all those many years. She enjoyed reading and word search puzzles. Helen was known for loving the Red Sox and always smiling and offering a friendly greeting. She also loved the view of High Rock Tower. Most of all, Helen loved spending time with her family and helping to care for her grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held at Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Monday, May, 13th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph, Cemetery, Lynn. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, 219 East Main St., Suite 100B, Milford, MA 01752 or via www.SBAGreaterNE.org. To share a memory or leave online condolences, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.

Services

  • Visiting Hours Monday, 13 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, 13 May , 2019

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Teresa Taylor

21 July 2019

Donna, Rick, Kelly and family. I just heard and I’m so sad to hear about The loss of your Mom. I haven’t seen her in years although she always had a place in my heart, I loved her. I can hear her laugh and picture her smiling face. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. R.I.P Helen 🙏❤️ Terri , Jim and John Linnane

Marc Creegan

21 July 2019

Word just made it to Analog of Helen's passing. I only worked with Helen for a short time before she retired but it didn't take long to figure out that she was a special person. Her smile would light up a room and her laugh was contagious. She was a kind soul and has been missed by many of us since she left all those years ago. My deepest and most sincere condolences to Helen's family and friends.

Marc Creegan

Carol Diotte

13 May 2019

Susan Donna Maureen Kelly

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Helen was a great person and so fun to be with . We shared a lot of laughs over the years she was one of a kind. She will surely be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her!

Love

Carol Diotte

Scot Nolan

13 May 2019

My condolences go out to Donna and the rest of her family, may your memories and God's love bring you all peace and comfort.

Andrea Leo

12 May 2019

Nana,
Their are no words to express how much I love you. You made such an impact in my life. I will cherish our memories forever. With all my love & kisses...
Love,
Andrea
XoX

Karen Shatto

12 May 2019

On this Mother's Day, my heart is filled with so much sadness. Helen was like a second mother to me. We shared a lot of laughs, puzzles, neverending Dunkin runs, and LOBSTAH. My hope is that the family can find some peace and solace during this most difficult time.

Condolences from myself, Dakota and Karen Curry.

Maureen Mitchell

12 May 2019

The only solitude I have on this Mother's Day is knowing my mom is in heaven and can once again hold her firstborn child Jo-Ann that she only had three short years with and have an eternity with her and daddy.

With all my heart and soul I will miss you always.
Reenie

Michael Bartlett

12 May 2019

Helen (Mammy) Mitchell was a class act and so fun to be around. I will miss her forever


Mike Bartlett

Donna Sullivan

11 May 2019

I’m so Thankful I had you as my Mother and my best friend🌷Miss you so much already . Love Donna

Donna Sullivan

11 May 2019

I’m so thankful I had you as my Mom🌹and best friend , miss you so much already . Love Donna

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