Helen Elvira Lindroos

June 11, 1923December 7, 2018

Helen Elvira Lindroos, 95, of Sandwich, MA passed away on December 7, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Elvira (Nylund) Nieminen of Worcester, MA, both of whom immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s from Finland. Helen went to Worcester State Teachers College where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and graduated in 1944. She taught elementary school in Rutland, MA, San Francisco, CA, Westfield, NJ, Paducah, KY, and Bridgeport, CT. In Paducah, Helen both founded and taught a parochial kindergarten class associated with Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, of which she was a congregant. Girl Scouting was an integral part of Helen’s life, as she served as a troop leader and was a registered member for 30 years. She enjoyed many years of swimming, first with her father in the lakes around Worcester and later with her husband, whether at the local YMCA or their backyard pool. Her Finnish heritage was close to her heart; she visited Finland on numerous occasions, including a 5-week trip of a lifetime in 2003. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Arthur Edward Lindroos, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Helen is survived by her daughters Valerie Taff and husband Paul of Andover, CT, Pamela Lindroos and wife Chris Chinchar of Durham, NC, and Cecily Brown of Greenville, Delaware; son David Lindroos of Sandwich, MA; and grandchildren Stephanie Taff, Kathryn Lindroos, Andrew Brown, Amanda Brown, Brian Brown, and Matthew Brown. Services will be private. Donations may be made in Helen’s name to Hope Health Hospice at For online condolences please visit


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Helen Elvira Lindroos

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Rita Casey

February 17, 2019

Mrs. Lindroos was a great support to those of us in her scout troop, I will never forget her urging me to do my best in every possible circumstance. My condolences to her family, especially her daughter Valerie, who was kind, very smart, and gracious to all her classmates. Your mother lives on, through your lives.