Helen M. Garofalo
Helen M. Garofalo, 92, of Foxboro, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 with her son at her side. She was born in Springfield, MA, the daughter of Mable Burton where she attended school and earned her hairdressing license. Helen worked as a hairdresser, then worked for Swanks and also for The Foxboro Company where she retired as a calibrator. She always enjoyed cooking and in her free time loved bird watching, puzzle books, catching her favorite TV shows and the occasional trip to Foxwoods.
Helen was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Samuel Garofalo in 2007. She is survived by her loving son, Thomas Garofalo of New York; her dear friends Kathy Robinson, Sharon Haglof and Robin Field; several nieces and nephews; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. Her siblings: Lila, Myrtle and George; her in-laws: Vincent and Lena Franco all predeceased her.
All are invited to attend her visiting hours on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 4-8pm in Boston Cremation, 115 North Main Street, Mansfield, MA. Her Funeral Mass is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11am in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt Street, Mansfield, MA followed by burial in St. Marys Cemetery.
Sam, Helen and Tom were my neighbors for many years, the best neighbors anyone could ask for. My parents were good friends with Sam & Helen and Tom and I hung out together as we were growing up. I kept in touch with Helen during the many years she spent living alone in her home after the death of her husband. I always looked forward to our phone chats. She was amazing for her age in all respects.
My sincere condolences to Tom as I know how much you will miss her. She has now joined her husband and my parents, may they all rest in peace.
Never met a kinder/ sweeter woman! Helen and Sam were our neighbors for many years...They watched our son grow into a young man... She was a great listener and loved company—- she also had a sweet tooth!! Patrick and I will miss her very much.....