Passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born in Somerville, Massachusetts and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1960. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Paul in 1982 and her son Paul Jr. in 1976.
She is survived by her daughter Gail Herrera (husband Robert), daughter-in-law Betty Tosh(husband Del), 4 grandchildren Andrea Balderaz, Brian Capistran, Jeffrey Saylors, Christina Debiasi, 9 great-grandchildren Marisa, Vincent, Christian, Andrew, Daniel, Dylon, Jeremy, Hunter and Madilyn. Also her brother Charles Graustein and sister Anne Smith. Helen was a dedicated volunteer for many years at St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Visitation will be held at 9:00A.M., Rosary at 10:00 A.M. with a Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M, on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 North 24th St. Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.