Mrs. Helen Grieco Adams

April 8, 1929July 7, 2013

Helen Grieco Adams, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the age of 84 after a brief battle with a rare cancer. Helen was born April 8, 1929, a life-long resident of Fresno.

Helen served her community for over 35 years as a medical technologist and headed the transfusion services at both St Agnes and Fresno Community Hospitals. Helen was very active in her church, Our Lady of Victory, where she served as a lay communicant, past president of the Women's Alter Guild and chaired many other activities. Helen was proud of her Italian heritage. She was fluent in Italian and active in the Italian Catholic Federation where she held multiple offices. Helen celebrated her life, her Italian heritage and her family to the fullest.

She is survived by her son, Stephen Adams; daughter, Lisa Adams; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Adams. She also leaves behind six brothers and their spouses; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Friday July 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2013

Mrs. Helen Grieco Adams

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Enrique Quiroga

July 11, 2013

I was saddened to read of Helen's passing and offer my sincere condolences to her family. Memories come flooding back of the many wonderful times we had with our co-workers, at annual gatherings at the her beach house. Those are the happy memories that I will always treasure.

I count it as a great privilege to have worked with Helen for many years in the Fresno Community Hospital laboratory. There she was respected by her peers as a woman of integrity, professionalism and sense of humor.

herb and shirley sosin

July 10, 2013

We were very saddened to hear of your mom's passing. please know that she was a fine woman who did much for her family and community. my mom always spoke highly of her. our condolences, shirley and herb sosin

Carol (Maggini) Wright

July 10, 2013

To Stephan ,Lisa and families,
Your mom and dad were my godparents and I loved them dearly.. It just grabbed my heart this morning when I read the obituary, a lot of memories returned... Your mom was a very special lady, very strong and very loving and devoted to God and her family.. She will be missed tremendously. I am comforted to know that she will be with my mom and dad and they can visit once again. Love and sympathy, Carol (Maggini) Wright

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

July 10, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.