Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Helen I Francis

April 17, 1917November 5, 2019

Helen I Francis, 102, of North Wales, PA., formerly of Barnegat, N.J. passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 5, 2019. Helen was born in Jersey City, N.J. on April 17, 1917 to the late Arthur and Frances McKenna. She and her husband, Charles resided for many years in Cranford, N.J. until moving to Barnegat.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles and her 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Helen passed away on the date of her wedding anniversary. She and Charles are spending their 59th wedding anniversary together again. Helen is survived by her many loving nieces and nephews.

She was employed for many years with Western Electric in New York City. Helen was an active parishioner and volunteer of St. Mary Catholic Church in Barnegat, NJ. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending her days at the Ocean Acres Country Club links. She and Charles enjoyed their time traveling, they traveled all over the world together. What they enjoyed most though, were their trips to the West Coast to attend the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope Golf tournaments. She treasured the times spent with her family.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 10:00am-11:00am at St. Mary Of The Pines, 100 Bishop Lane Manahawkin, N.J. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Beachview Ave., Manahawkin, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's name may be sent to Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601 or online at alz.org/nj

The Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, N.J. is entrusted with the arrangements. To leave condolences and fond memories for the family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, November 11, 2019


Helen I Francis

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sharon jackmon

November 8, 2019

I was one of the nurses that took care of Helen Francis. I must admit she was a tough lady to handle at times, but all I had to do was call her a Jersey girl and she was fine. She had so much spunk and was so funny at times. I will miss her talking about New Jersey. Rest Well Helen Francis 🙏🙏

James Hyland

November 5, 2019