HELEN E. LeGROW - of Woburn, Tuesday, May 29th. Beloved wife of the late Melvin C. LeGrow. Dear sister of the late George “Gene” Higgins and his wife Melva of Osterville, the late Raymond Higgins and his wife Ellen of Chelsea, Marion Caldwell and her late husband Douglas of Winter Springs, FL, Alfred Higgins and his late wife Mary, of Everett, the late Ruth Higgins of Chelsea, Dr. Louis “Leo” Higgins and his wife Mary of Reading, Dorothy DiPesa and her husband Ralph of Revere, MA. Sister-in-law of Myrtle and Ted Bradbury of Wilmington and sister-in-law of the late Sybil and Arthur Roberts of Stoneham. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 1st at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn. Donations may be made in Mrs. LeGrow's memory to Guardian Hospice and Palliative Care, 1214 Park Street, Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072.
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Helen E. (Higgins) LeGrow passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 29th, lovingly surrounded by her dear family. The beloved wife of the late Melvin C. LeGrow, she was ninety-two years of age.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Catherine (Kennedy) Higgins. She was raised in Chelsea,attended Chelsea schools and was a graduate of Chelsea High School.
Following high school she and her girlfriends were skating on a pond in Revere when she fell on the ice. Suddenly this handsome young man came to her aid and assisted her back on to her skates, and that was the beginning of a wonderful relationship. They were married a bit later and spent over the next fifty years happily together. When they first married they moved to Woburn, where they had made their home in the Horn Pond section of the city for over sixty years.
Mrs. LeGrow had worked as a secretary for a grain brokerage in Boston for a good number of years and later to State Street Bank, from where she retired.
She and her husband traveled all over the world. Cruises were their most frequent and favorite way to travel, but were never opposed to taking a plane or car to get to their destination.
Mrs. LeGrow had nieces and nephews to whom she devoted herself. Frequently she would refer to them as the "children she never had," and would enjoy every moment. Knitting sweaters, hats and mittens for them and then later for their children was always a special treat. Her wonderful talents in the kitchen were always appreciated. From the fine dinners she would hostess so elegantly to the lemon meringue pie was always done with much love for all her family members.
Her family was truly her world. Anyone who ever did anything for her was the recipient of a gracious note the following day. From the dinners, family card games or just a gathering in the back yard on a sunny day, she enjoyed it all. "Auntie," as she was so affectionately known was well loved by her entire family and she gave so much in return. Her legacy of love and devotion has impacted them all.
The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, June 1st at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at 11:30. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lynn.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Donations may be made in Mrs. LeGrow's memory to Guardian Hospice and Palliative Care, 1214 Park Street, Suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072.