D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Helen V. Michaud

May 21, 1932January 8, 2020

Helen V. (Gallina) Michaud, 87, of Glastonbury and formerly East Hartford, beloved wife for 47 years of the late Conrad Michaud, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Glastonbury Health Care Center. Born in Hartford on May 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Angelina (Vignone) Gallina. Helen worked in food service for the East Hartford Public Schools. She enjoyed cooking and was a social butterfly. More than anything, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She will be forever missed by her three daughters, Lisa Tobias and husband Joel of Bolton, Lucia Michaud of Ellington and Anne Couture and husband Kenneth of Glastonbury, six adored grandchildren and three cherished great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her brother, John Gallina and wife Mary of Michigan, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Helen is now reunited with her three sisters, Sylvia, Connie and Josephine. Her family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Glastonbury Health Care Center for the compassionate care given to Helen during her stay.

Calling hours will be Monday (January 13) from 9-10:30 a.m. concluding with a Prayer Service at 10:45 a.m. at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Burial will follow in Silver Lane Cemetery, East Hartford. Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory of Helen with her family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • Public Visitation

    Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Monday, January 13, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, January 13, 2020


Helen V. Michaud

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Lois Anderson

January 11, 2020

To Anne, Lisa, Lucy, Shannon and the entire "Michaud" family, i am so sorry for the loss of your mom . To know her was to love her and she was like a second mom to me, and you are all like family to me. She had the biggest heart and would give anything to anyone...and was the best cook (especially her spaghetti!!). She is definitely going to be missed but i know she is in a better place and back with her equally amazing husband. They will be watching over all of you!! love you guys!

Lisa Tobias

January 11, 2020

We are broken hearted and will miss you sooo much!
Love you forever in our hearts !!!

Brenda Michaud

January 11, 2020

I remember growing up and going to Aunt Helen's and uncle Pits house when we were younger...she would get so upset if you just popped by..... I could here her now. Why didn't you call me before coming over I could of made something to eat. Ok sit down let me go find something.... its like she had food for a feast no matter what LOL .... and all we wanted to do is just visit with her ..... Love you Aunt Helen gonna miss you... You were such a trip ...Xoxo 🙏❤😘

Lynne Greger

January 10, 2020

Lucy and family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Please know your mom is smiling down on you.


Lynne Greger

Lisa Pourmaleki

January 10, 2020

Dear, Lucy, Lisa and Anne and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending comforting prayers your way.

Love The Pourmaleki Family (Lisa, Afshin, Kiyan and Shane)

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