Helen M. Dubruiel

July 30, 1927January 11, 2021

Helen M. Dubruiel, 93 of Peterborough and formerly of Swanzey, NH, passed away on January 11, 2021 following a period of declining health.

She was born in Hartford, CT on July 30, 1927, daughter of the late Matilda (Gregoire) and Alexander Dubruiel.

Helen made a career at Homestead Woolen Mills and later as a skilled label weaver for New England Labels.

A devout Catholic, Helen had been a communicant of St. Anthony’s in Swanzey and later at St. Bernard’s Church in Keene. She had participated in the Tuesday Morning Seniors bowling league in Winchester for many years. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed tending to her garden and working on grooming her lawn to be in tip-top shape. She will be remembered for being an extraordinary story teller as she was always surrounded by her various aged relatives who delighted in being with her and asking questions all the time. She made friends easily and was a true friend in all respects. She was greatly endeared by her siblings and her nieces and nephews. Everyone “loved aunt Helen.” Her siblings could always count on her to be there in their times of need. Though she never married or had children of her own, she was “mother” to many.

Helen leaves behind her niece: Sharon Dubruiel and family friend Jon O’Brien of Keene, NH; sister: Agnes Bruso of Peterborough, NH; brother: Albert Dubruiel and his wife Barbara of Bronson, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews throughout the country.

She was predeceased by her siblings: Ovide Dubreuiel, Julian Dubruiel, Irene Lee, Rita Scarborough, and Harold Dubruiel.

A private Mass will be held for family.

Burial will take place in the spring at Mountain View Cemetery in Swanzey, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen M. Dubruiel’s name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 173 Main St, Keene NH 03431 or to one’s preferred charity.


  • St. Vincent de Paul


  • A private Mass will be held for family


Helen M. Dubruiel

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Ann Muse

January 16, 2021

Rip Aunt Helen. Heaven has gained another angel. Thank you for all the blessings you provided during your life here on earth.
One of my funniest memories of you was on Sundays when we visited , Lori and I were feeling left out from the other cousins and you took us in your room and made us laugh so hard , we thought you had a secret window to there room. You opened something above your bed ( I think it was a cassette holder) and acted like you were peering in their room to give them a scolding. We all laughed so hard.

Most recently you were such an inspiration to my daughter. We visited you at the nursing home. You were so cheerful, spoke some French too her and made her laugh. She thought you and Agnes were the sweetest ladies.

Lastly I cannot leave out the person who respected and loved you , my dad. You were always there for him. I am still impressed you helped him with putting on a roof .

Amazing women classy , hard working and strong faith.

You will always be an inspiration and someone I will try to imitate in life.

Promise I will visit you at your resting place. We the beautiful view of Mount Monadnock.

Love ❤️ you

Lori Armstrong

January 13, 2021

Helen was a great Aunt. She was fun to be around and I remember her always laughing. Even though we live a distance away i always thought of her alot when i would be doing things around my house that reminded me of her. She will be truly miss . May you R.I.P. Helen love you .