Elena Helin Foley

April 19, 1929February 25, 2017

Elena Marian Helin Foley, 87, of Lynchburg passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Guggenheimer Nursing Home. Born April 19, 1929, in Gardner, MA, she was the daughter of the late William Helin and the late Anna Marie Rantanen Helin.

Elena was a retired registered nurse for the Rivercrest Nursing Home in Concord, MA.

Elena is survived by her four children, Anne Foley of Dennis, MA, Karen Foley Swinker and her husband Murrell of Fort Myers, FL, Shawn M. Foley and his wife Yvonne of Fresno, CA and Mark E. Foley and his wife Anna of Chapel Hill, NC; one sister, Nancy Daniewicz of East Hartford, CT; nine grandchildren; and four nephews and other loving family members and friends.

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Anne Narekiewicz Ruggiero

November 3, 2017

To Ellie's Family
Your mother was a good friend to my mother and one of my nursing mentors.
It was a blessing to have known her.

Mark Foley

March 6, 2017

I will miss you so much Mom. Thank you for all you did and tried do do for all your children. May you RIP and say hello to Dad and all those others who preceded you. Also thanks for waiting for me before you passed on. I was glad to be with you at the end.

Love Mark