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Helen McDonald

Helen Mae McDonald (Fortune)

Saturday, August 31st, 1935 - Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
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Obituary

Williston - Helen Mae (Fortune) McDonald, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester. Helen was born on August 31, 1935 in Burlington daughter of the late Raymond and Sophronia (Pecor) Fortune.

She is survived by her brother Frederick Fortune and wife Pauline, her sisters Rena Bruce, Charlotte Ploof and husband Gordon, Jean Viens and husband Richard, Janet Emmons and husband Neil, sister-in-law Elaine Fortune, many nieces and nephews. Helen was also predeceased by her husband Paul McDonald, a brother Raymond, brothers-in law and sister-in-law Malcolm Bruce, John Sirois and Arlene Sirois.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and special thanks to the staff at McClure Miller Respite House for their loving care during Helen’s stay. Also a special thank you to Carol & Ron Roberge who maintained a vigil at Helen’s bedside.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 to the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel. Burial will follow in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond. Memorial contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Williston Fire Department, 645 Talcott Rd, Williston, VT 05495. The family also invites you to share your memoires and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel
    Address
    57 Main St.
    ESSEX JUNCTION, VT 05452
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    Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 to the hour of service at 2:00 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel. Burial will follow in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery, Richmond.
  • Service

    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 25th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel
    Address
    57 Main St.
    ESSEX JUNCTION, VT 05452
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Donations are being accepted for: Williston Fire Department.

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Lynn Cemel

Posted at 05:41pm
To Helen's family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Helen at the Whiting Company from the late 1970's to the early 1990's (I think she was still working there when I left in 1993 but perhaps she had already retired). She was always so sweet and kind and I enjoyed working with her and visiting with her. I remember that she had a great sense of humor and that she was just an all-around nice person. I also remember how much she loved her nieces. Just this past Sunday I was on Route 2A in Williston and thought of her as I passed Mountain View Drive so seeing her obituary today was a bit of a surprise.

My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please know that she is remembered fondly.

Lynn Cemel
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Margo

Posted at 10:56am
Sending my sincere condolences to Fred, Pauline and the entire Fortune family. My thoughts are with you as you mourn Helen's passing.
Margo Miller
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A W Rich Funeral Home

Posted at 03:35pm
The entire staff of A W Rich Funeral Home wishes to express our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family during this difficult time.
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