Helen M. (King) Forester

September 3, 2019

Helen M. (King) Forester

Helen M. (King) Forester– of Woburn, September 3, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Leo Forester of Woburn. Loving mother of Joseph L. Forester and his wife Kathleen of Winchester, Leo F. Forester and his wife Barbara of Wilmington, and the late Carl Forester.  Devoted “Nana” of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear sister of the late Robert King. Loving sister-in-law of Anthony Forester.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Thursday, September 5th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Thursday morning, from 9-11 a.m. prior to her Funeral Service. Remembrances may be made in honor of Helen to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

Helen (King) Forester passed away at Windrose Residence on Tuesday morning, September 3rd. The beloved wife of the late Leo C. Forester, she was ninety four years of age.

A life long resident of Woburn, Helen was born at the Choate Hospital, and was one of three children and only daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (DuLong) King. Raised and educated in the Horn Pond section of Woburn, Helen was a graduate of St. Charles High School along with the Class of 1942.

Following High School, WW II broke out and Helen assisted the government, installing police radios in various police vehicles.

In the early forties she married her long time sweetheart and best friend Leo, who was serving in the United States Navy at the time.

They brought three sons into the world, of whom she was so very proud. They all were involved in the family business, of greenhouses and flowers. Leo, she and their three sons dedicated themselves to being the best in the business. which they achieved.

Helen was a talented floral designer and often assisted her family when they were in need of flowers for special occasions. When it came to her culinary skills, they too were superb. Helen enjoyed being in the kitchen and cooking up all sorts of wonderful meals right from scratch, as were her deserts, which were phenomenal!

All throughout Helen’s life, no matter what she set out to do, she not only did it to the highest standard, but those who were with her on those journeys also benefited greatly as well.

Time spent with her grandchildren was always interesting, and fun as it was always an adventure. With her granddaughters, she shared many of her “very special” recipies, along with showing them exactly how to do it!

Helen was a very strong, charming and wonderfully compassionate woman, who lived , loved and brought so much joy to her family and friends over the last ninety years.

Sadly, Helen was predeceased by her dear son Carl at thirty three years of age and later her husband Leo., and brother Robert.

Helen is lovingly survived by her cherished sons Joseph Forester, his wife Kathy of Winchester, and Leo Forester, his wife Barbara of Wilmington and her dear brother in law Anthony Forester, of Woburn. Devoted “Nana” of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn on Thursday, September 5th at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call Thursday morning, from 9-11 a.m. prior to her Funeral Service. Remembrances may be made in honor of Helen to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

 

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  1. Sal and Leslie Spatola

    Helen was a very loving and kind person to all and was always there for her family. It was an honor to have had her in my life for many years. Our sympathies and prayers are with the families.

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