Helen J. Yarosewick, 98, of Exeter passed away on February 3, 2017 at the Rockingham County Nursing Home, Brentwood, NH after a period of failing health.
She was the loving wife of the late J. Peter Yarosewick, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 1990.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on June 24, 1918, Helen was the daughter of the late Michal and Antonina Walencik. At the age of 3 her parents returned with her to Poland and she grew up in the village of Glusko Duze near Lublin. At the age of 17, Helen left her parents and younger brother in Poland returning to Lawrence, Massachusetts under the sponsorship of her aunt.
Helen gained employment in Exeter working for a tailor. She met a friend of the tailor, her future husband, whose background was similar to hers. They were married in 1937.
After the second world war. Helen's mother migrated from Poland to live with the family in Exeter. Her mother's assistance with child care allowed Helen to gain employment with the Exeter Manufacturing Company, where she worked for thirty-five years. Helen was a loving mother, who enjoyed sewing, cooking and family get-togethers. Her turkey dinners were the envy of all. She was a communicant of St. Michael Church, Exeter, NH.
Helen is survived by her children, Stanley Yarosewick (Mary Lou) of West Chester, PA., and Betty Thompson (William) of Exeter, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Walter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Michael Church, Exeter, NH. A visiting time with the family will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 10:00-10:45 AM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, NH.
Burial will be in the Exeter Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 53 Lincoln St., Exeter, NH 03833 or to the Keene State College for the Yarosewick Family Education Award Endowment (Office of Advancement, Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, NH 03435).
The family would like to thank the caring staff of the Rockingham County Nursing Home for the wonderful care Helen received over the years.
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