Helen Louise Greco
February 28, 1928 – November 18, 2019
Harwich - Helen Louise (Sprague) Greco, 91, of Harwich, MA, died peacefully on Monday, November 18, 2019. Born and raised in Mt. Vernon, NY to Ralph and Edna (Kemble) Sprague, it is where Helen would meet and marry in 1950 her loving husband of 46 years, John. After starting their life together in New York, they would go on to live in New Jersey and Massachusetts.
It was while living in New Jersey, that Helen and John began summering in Harwich, MA eventually realizing their dream of retiring on Cape Cod. After eight years living year-round on Cape Cod, John passed away (1996). After John’s passing, Helen relocated to Boca Raton, FL where she would live for the next 16 years before returning to New England and settling in Framingham, MA in 2016.
Helen adored her children and family and embraced the role of stay-at-home-mom to raise her and John’s five children. She was known for her talent at cross-stitch and joined a group with fellow cross-stitchers on Cape Cod with whom she enjoyed spending time. Helen’s Grandfather was a Sea Captain and from him, she inherited a love of the ocean, spending countless hours at the beach, watching the boats pass by.
Helen is survived by her children Susan Kuhr of South Yarmouth, MA, Stephen Greco of Boca Raton, FL, Ralph Greco of Raynham, MA, Jill Mix of Framingham, MA and James Greco of Goffstown, NH. In addition, Helen leaves her beloved grandchildren Liesel and Eric Kuhr, John Tyler, Thomas and Tracy Greco, and Kevin and Lisa Mix. She is predeceased by her brother Edmund Sprague (1979) of Rye, NY, and her grandson, Christopher Mix (2007).
Visitation will be on Friday, November 22, 2019, 9:30 – 10:30 am at Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 260 Main Street, West Harwich, MA, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am at Holy Trinity Church, Harwich with Burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s name may be given for Diabetes Research to JDRF, 60 Walnut Street, Wellesley Hill, MA 02481, or www.jdrf.org.
For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealamesharwich.com
- Diabetes Research at JDRF
- Visiting Hours Friday, November 22, 2019
- Funeral Mass Friday, November 22, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, November 22, 2019
Helen Louise Greco
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