Helen L. (Frary) Leslie Lemachia

January 16, 1929January 11, 2021

LYNN—Helen L. (Frary) Leslie Lemachia, age 91, passed away on January 11, 2021 at the Abbott House in Lynn. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Lemachia, with whom she shared many wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Lynn, MA on January 16, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Robert E. and Frances L. (Poor) Frary. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 1946. Following her education, she went on to work for Leslie’s Variety Store for 10 years, the Besse-Rolfe Store for 15 years, and finally Randy’s for 5 years, before her retirement.

In her free time, Helen loved being at home with her cats. She often could be found watching Golden Girls or daily game shows with them. In her earlier years, she took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Helen is her dear son, John M. Leslie of Coolidge AZ; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her lifelong friend, Lucy Mazola of Lynn, as well as many other dear relatives and friends.

She was the loving mother of the late William T. and Robert L. Leslie.

Arrangements: At the request of the family, and due to Covid-19 restrictions, all services for Helen will be held privately. To leave an online message or condolence, please visit


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Anita Crowley

January 17, 2021

Helen was such a sweet lady. I always loved the sound of her voice. I thought it was very calming. What a lovely picture of her and her beloved cat. My deepest sympathies are with her family and her dear friend, Lucy. May you rest in peace, cousin Helen.

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Jody Palmerino

January 17, 2021

You were a great cousin to my Mom, Ann (Frary) Scioletti. I’m sure she is happy to greet you in heaven! Along with her sister I’m sure the laughs will begin! Rest In Peace! Much love!

Jean Dellazoppa

January 15, 2021

Sorry for your great loss Love always Jeannie and Ricky Dellazoppa

Cindy Hawkins

January 13, 2021

John , so sorry for your loss. I was a good friend to your brother Bob , and met your Mom many times. She was a kind , caring , sweet person and certainly will be missed. Sending My Thoughts and Prayers to you and the family.