HELENE M. (SULLIVAN) SCHECOWICZ

March 30, 2024

HELENE M. (SULLIVAN)  SCHECOWICZ

Helene M. (Sullivan) Schecowicz  – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, March 30, 2024, at the age of ninety-nine. Helene was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Schecowicz.  Adored mother of Janet O’Connor, her husband the late John J., of Peabody, Joanne Huddleston, her husband Harry of East Bridgewater and Jayne Etheridge, her husband Jon of Woburn. Dear sister-in-law of Shirley Sullivan. Loving sister of the late Thomas P. Sullivan, Jr., Hazel M. and Daniel F. Friel Sr., John J. and Marcia Sullivan, Jean A. and P. Joseph Lally, William F. and Berenice Sullivan, Miriam T. and James Treacy. Cherished grandmother of Brian Etheridge, of Woburn, Thomas Huddleston, his wife Jennifer of Wrentham, and great-grandmother of Shelby and Ty Huddleston. Helene is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great and grand, She was predeceased by her nephews, Daniel F. Friel, Jr. and John Friel, Michael P. and Thomas R. Lally and Kevin F. Sullivan. A Funeral Mass will take place in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Street, Woburn on  Friday, April 5th., at 10 A.M.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Thursday evening, April 4th from 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in Helene’s honor, to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801

Helene M. (Sullivan) Schecowicz  – a lifelong resident of Woburn, died peacefully, March 30, 2024, at the age of ninety-nine. Helene was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Schecowicz.  

Born and raised in Woburn, Helene was a daughter of the late Thomas P. and Nora M. (O’Connor) Sullivan. She was a graduate of Woburn High School, class of 1941. She worked at Conrad & Chandler in Boston, Boston & Maine Railroad, and later retired from Unifirst after more than 20 years.

Helene spent 30 years in Boca Raton, Florida and at the age of ninety returned home to Woburn. This past October, over 100 family members and friends celebrated Helene’s 99th birthday at the Woburn-Stoneham Elks. She was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and good wishes, 

Helene was a devout Catholic and a faithful member of St. Charles and St. Barbara’s Parishes.

Family was everything for Helene. She was a very warm, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She took so much pride in supporting and watching her children and grandchildren grow. 

Helene will be deeply missed by her children Janet O’Connor, her husband the late John J., of Peabody, Joanne Huddleston, her husband Harry of East Bridgewater and Jayne Etheridge, her husband Jon of Woburn.  Dear sister-in-law of Shirley Sullivan. Loving sister of the late Thomas P. Sullivan, Jr., Hazel M. and Daniel F. Friel, Sr. John J. and Marcia Sullivan, Jean A. and P. Joseph Lally, William F. and Berenice Sullivan, Miriam T. and James Treacy. Cherished grandmother of Brian Etheridge, of Woburn, Thomas Huddleston, his wife Jennifer of Wrentham, and great-grandmother of Shelby and Ty Huddleston. Helene is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, great and grand, She was predeceased by her nephews, Daniel F. Friel, Jr. and John Friel, Michael P. and Thomas R. Lally and Kevin F. Sullivan.

A Funeral Mass will take place in St. Barbara’s Church, 185 Cambridge Street, Woburn on Friday, April 5th., at 10 A.M.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours on Thursday evening, April 4th from 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances may be made in Helene’s honor, to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801

A Celebration of Life will take place in St. Barbara’s Church, 185 Cambridge Street, Woburn on  Friday, April 5th., at 10 A.M.  Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling hours on Thursday evening 4-7 p.m., in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.  Remembrances maybe made in Helene’s honor, to the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Charles Gardner Lane, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Billy and Mary Sullivan

    Janet, Joanne, and Jayne
    Aunt Helene was a very special part of the Sullivan family. She is one of the favorites and will always be remembered for her loving, gentle, and caring persona. We will miss her very much and were honored to celebrate her 99th birthday with her. Rest in peace dear aunt. We are sure you are with God and the angels now. Always in our prayers – Love Billy and Mary

  2. Elizabeth Treacy

    I will miss Aunt Helene (Dee Dee) so much. She was the family historian and I could ask her any question about the family and she would write me a detailed letter with all of the answers and more. She was kind to everyone. She saw the good in everyone. Any everyone loved her. I’ll see you in my dreams Aunt Helene!

  3. Bob & Paula McMahon

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. May you cherish all your wonderful memories of such a beautiful person. Helene, rest in the sweetest peace.

  4. Jayne, Jon & Brian, sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you. May you cherish all of your wonderful memories of such a beautiful person.
    Helene, rest in the sweetest peace. Love, from Paula & Bob

  5. Kathleen Wilkinson

    I will always remember sitting at the table with friends, under the watchful eye of Helene, as she,taught us her rules for playing Mexican Train Ride. I loved her dearly and will miss her. My sincere condolences to the three caring daughters and their families.

  6. Lance and Maryann Jonsson

    Our condolences to Helene’s family. She had a wonderful family who included her in their lives. Even at 99 it’s hard to lose your mom, grandmother, and aunt.
    Out thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Jack and Joan Daly

    So very sorry to hear of Helene’s passing.
    She was such a beautiful and loving person. May she forever rest in peace!

  8. Maureen & Jerry Torres

    Janet, Joanne, and Jayne, your mother was loved by many. I am sad to hear of her passing, but 99 years is quite an accomplishment, many would wish for. Aunt Helene will be missed so very much. She was the best!

  9. Lorraine Torres

    Janet, Joanne, Jayne, so sorry to hear of Aunt DeeDee’s passing. I am so glad my sisters and I were able to see her last year at her 99th birthday. She will be missed. Love, Lorraine (Treacy) Torres

  10. Jerry and Lois Surette

    Dear Janet, Joanne, Jayne, we are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s (our Aunt Helene’s) passing. She was one of the greatest!! She is surely with Jesus and loving family members in Heaven. Love, Lois and Jerry Surette and family

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