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Helen J. (Jurczyk) Chartier

March 27, 1926 ~ September 22, 2017 (age 91)

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Calling Hours
September 25, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc.
43 East Main Street - P.O. Box 1
West Brookfield, MA 01585

Funeral Mass
September 26, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
60 South Street
Ware, MA 01082

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Ware - Helen J. Chartier, 91, of Ware died on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield.


She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Francis H. "Squirt" Chartier just last month, and her daughter, Donna Pulchtopek in 2013. She leaves her former son-in-law, Donald Pulchtopek; her son, Richard Chartier and his wife Denise of Florida; six grandchildren, Michael Pulchtopek and his wife Melissa, Chris Pulchtopek and his wife Michele, Dawn Piechota and her husband John, Paul Chartier and his wife Jodi, Dennis Chartier and his wife Vanessa, and Richard Chartier and his wife Marretje;  seven great-grandchildren, Molly and Douglas Pulchtopek, Corey, Kyle, Dylan, and Jana Chartier, and Sean Piechota, as well as several nieces and nephews.  She also leaves her dear friend, Sister Lucille Banach.  She was predeceased by her brothers,  Frank, Zygmund and Walter Jurczyk, and her sisters, Sophie Devanski, Emily Lamacchia, and Victoria Stec. She was born in Ware, daughter of the late John  and Jadwiga  (Kapalka) Jurczyk and was a life long resident of Ware.


Helen worked as a Clerk at Ludlow Papers for 10 years, before retiring in 1988. 


She was a member of St. Mary's Parish, the Ladies Guild, the Rosary Solidarty, and the Polish Women's Alliance.   She loved being with her family, and was devouted to both them, and the church. 


A Funeral Mass for Helen will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 60 South St., in Ware.  Everyone is asked to go directly to the church.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery following the Mass.  Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 60 South St., Ware, MA 01082.


Charitable donations may be made to:

60 SOUTH ST, WARE MA 01082

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