Helen M. Lafoe

January 17, 1931 ~ January 27, 2019 (age 88)

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Ipswich – Helen M. Lafoe, 88, wife of the late Thomas C. Lafoe, died peacefully early Sunday morning  January 27, 2019  in the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her family after a brief illness.

         Born in Salem she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kempka) Hajdys of Salem.  Helen was a graduate of Beverly High School.  She enjoyed:  needlepoint, knitting mittens, visiting Brownington, Vermont and Daytona Beach, Florida.  She also enjoyed cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and she loved her cats.  Helen was predeceased by her husband Tom on  March 28, 1995.

     Helen is survived by her 7 children and their spouses:  Thomas Lafoe, Carlene Lombardi, Sheron and Roland Gagnon, Crystal and Eric Galicki, Millie and Mark Toth, John Lafoe, Harold and Alison Lafoe.  She is also survived by her:  18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Helen was predeceased by her 3 children:  Kathereen Lafoe, David Scott Lafoe and Christine Lafoe.  She was also predeceased by her 4 siblings:  Boleslaw Hajdys, Genevieve White, Alice DeFranzo and Stephen Hajdys.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday  January 30th.  at  9:00 A.M.  at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church  54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich.  Burial will follow in the New Highland Cemetery  29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich.  Visiting hours will be Tuesday January 29th.  from  4:00 to 8:00 P.M.  in the Morris Funeral Home  45 North Main Street  Ipswich, MA  01938.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Helen’s name to either:  Ipswich Animal Shelter  or to  the Kaplan Family Hospice House  78 Liberty Street  Danvers, MA  01923.  To send a condolence to the Lafoe family please go to: .

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January 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morris Funeral Home
45 North Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Funeral Mass
January 30, 2019

9:00 AM
Our Lady of Hope Church
54 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

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