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Obituary: Helen (Russell) Earle, 84

Jul 23, 2014 02:40PM ● By Bill Gilman

Helen (Russell) Earle, age 84 , a resident of Tewksbury for 49 years, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at her daughter's home, with her family by her side.

She was the beloved wife of Orville S. Earle, who passed away in 1981.

Born in Somerville on May 23, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Catherine (Rae) Russell.

Helen was raised in Everett, attended Everett schools and graduated from Everett High School in 1948.

Prior to her retirement in 1991, she was employed as a Secretary by the Arrow Electronics Company in Wilmington. Helen previously worked for over 17 years for the former F.I. Carter & Sons Greenhouse Company of Tewksbury.

Helen was a member of the Tewksbury United Methodist Church and the Tewksbury Golden Age Club and Senior Drop-In-Center.

She is survived by four daughters, Catherine Norton of Nashua, NH, Diane Carter of Dover, NH, Charlotte Drew of Tewksbury and Nancy Lian of North Andover; also 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Helen was the sister of the late William Russell.

At Helen's request there are No Calling Hours. A graveside service will be held at the Glenwood Cemetery in Everett at the convenience of the family. Kindly Omit Flowers. Donations in her memory may be made to the Tewksbury Senor Center, 175 Chandler St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. Arrangements entrusted to Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, Tewksbury.

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