Lemon Bay Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2 Buchans Landing, Englewood, FL



June 23, 1932September 10, 2020

Obituary 6/23/1932 to 9/10/2020

Obituary 6/23/1932 to 9/10/2020

Helen Eva White Conley Blaszczyk died peacefully at her home in Englewood Florida after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family.

Helen was born on June 23, 1932 in Portland, Maine to Violet and Russell Alquist. She graduated from Portland high school and went on to become a nurse and was employed by Maine Medical Center.

Helen raised 7 children in South Portland with her loving husband Philip J. White Sr., who predeceased her in 1982. They were active members of Holy Cross Church in South Portland. The couple loved square dancing and playing cards with family and friends. Helen was an avid seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her children and grandchildren.

Helen was later married to Bartley Conley of South Portland, who predeceased her. Additionally, she was married to Joseph Blaszczyk who passed away in 2016; Helen and Joe loved their lives in Florida and spent much of their time taking cruises; entertaining family and friends and heading back to Maine for the summers.

Helen leaves behind 7 children; Philip White Jr. of Englewood, Florida, daughter- in- law Cynthia White, Cathy Brigham of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, son-in- law Christopher Brigham, son Paul White of Honolulu Hawaii, daughter- in- law Rachael White, daughter Carol Ann White, of Englewood, Florida, son Timothy White of Bridgton, Maine, daughter-in-law Julie White, son James White of South Portland, and daughter Joanne Prout of Raymond, Maine and son-in-law Michael Prout.

Helen also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Mindy Taaffe, Allison Brigham, Gina Lamarche, Brian Enos, Lauren Enos, Benjamin White, Alison White, Elizabeth Prout, Matthew Prout, Philip White, Spencer White, and Olivia White, Jessica Duarte and Aaron Duarte. Great grandchildren, Calle Lamarche, Kye Lamarche, Lukas Taaffe, Isabella Enos, Sloane Taaffe, Charlie VanEnos and Eleanor White as well as brother-in- law Robert White, his wife Nancy White, brother-in-law John White, his wife Barbara White of North Port Fl; her sister Blanche Pratt of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and many nieces and nephews.

Helen’s family would like to thank the medical team at Florida Cancer Specialists, Dr. Soriano, Nurse Practitioner Amanda, and the wonderful infusion nurses, Dr. Sheeba Masghali and the amazing staff of Tidewell Hospice care of Englewood.

In Lieu flowers, please make donations in her name to Tidewell Hospice. Go to www.Tidewell-Hospice.org, or Tidewell-Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, Fl 34238.


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Judy Perry

September 16, 2020

Just found this wonderful photo and had to share again.
From left, Aunt Laurie (daughter to Gram Pratt, Sister to my Mum), Gram Pratt (sister to Aunt Helen), me, Aunt Helen, my Mum Linda.

Linda Woodward

September 15, 2020

I loved my aunt Helen very much, she was fun to be with and always a great hostess. She loved having company to play bridge with. I went to Florida for a week and we went out to eat, played
Bingo , went to a barbeque next door. I had a great time with her.
I always looked forward to her coming back to Maine for the summer. I will miss her so much. RIP aunt Helen.
I will never forget you.
Love, Linda

John White

September 12, 2020

My fondest memory of Helen was back when I was a teenager and had just gotten my driver’s license. She allowed this young new driver, with great trust, to take a girl friend and friends to the drive-in movies. She could always see the good in anyone and trusted that they would do the right thing.
I would also like to add that my wife Barbara will miss doing her hair for her and chatting about family and friends.
May God bless her and keep her. Rest In Peace nice lady.
John and Barb White

Carol White

September 12, 2020

All of our friends loved Mom and she welcomed them with open arms. They all found a home with us on Elm St.

Cathy Brigham

September 12, 2020

Gosh Mom....it’s been quite a ride this past year. You are present in all 7 of your kids, nieces, nephews....we all will carry you in our Hearts and spirits. We will remember the wonderful woman you were. This photo was July 2019. Mindy’s wedding celebration! You looked amazing!

Judy Perry

September 12, 2020

There are so many wonderful memories I could share but the one that really stands out is the one where she took me in with open arms during a very difficult period of transition in my life that to this day has helped define who I am. Thank you Aunt Helen. You are and always will be my guiding light. Love ❤️ you always.

Patricia Savolt

September 11, 2020

I know Helen from summers in Maine on Raymond Pond. She and Phil were friends of my parents. Many fond memories of playing penny poker, where she always had a knack of winning. I spent many hours floating on rafts just talking despite our age difference. I haven’t seen her in many years but always think of her when I am in Maine and go by her old camp. My sincere condolences to the entire family.

Kathleen Savolt

September 11, 2020

Rest In Peace, Helen. Many fond memories of you, Phil, and my folks at Raymond Pond.

Rita Clark-Richards

September 11, 2020

Your mother and father were a wonderful couple. I loved talking to your dad when I was over the house and your mom I enjoyed visiting with her and a good cook.
They were such a loving
couple and and enjoyed company.
Will miss them terribly especially your mom like a 2nd mom to me.

Robert White

September 11, 2020

I could go on forever about all the memories of this wonderful woman. There were plenty and all so happy times. But , there is one that i will never forget. It was when she took on the task of saving a dumb 16 year old from himself, welcoming him with open arms and a warm heart and smile into her home and family. I will love and always respect you forever in my heart. Rest in peace my adopted mom, Nancy and I will miss playing 13 with you.


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