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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
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Helen Jane Krysieniel

Helen Jane Krysieniel (Shalansky)

Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Helen Jane (Shalansky) Krysieniel, 87, of Acton, Massachusetts passed away on March 11, 2019 in Cape Coral, FL after a brief illness.

She was born on March 1, 1932 in Geneva, NY to Harold and Edith Shalansky and grew up in Dresden, NY. Helen graduated from Penn Yan Academy and Freeman Business School. She met Alfons W. Krysieniel who was stationed at Sampson Air Force Base and married him after his return from Korea on January 30, 1954 in Penn Yan, NY. They began their married life in Maynard, MA and moved to Acton, MA in 1959 where their home still is and enjoy spending winters in Cape Coral, FL.

Before she was married, she worked as an admin at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan, NY. After she raised their four children she worked for 12 years as a receptionist at Digital Equipment Corporation, Acton, MA and was a volunteer at Cape Coral Hospital for 13 years. She was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church, Maynard, MA and a member of the Ladies Sodality and cooked for many Polish Picnics.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Harold Shalansky and son Chuck Krysieniel. Helen is survived by her husband of 65 years, Alfons Krysieniel, daughters Karen (Terry) Breckenridge, Centennial, CO, Linda (Kip Crowley) Krysieniel, Stow, MA, Marty (Rob) Abbott, Phillipston, MA, son-in-law Brian Reed, Seattle, WA; grandchildren Alison (Tony) Hagans, Tianna (Rob) Dionne, Jason Breckenridge, Jake Abbott, Leslie Breckenridge and great grandsons Mikey and Ryan Dionne and Cope and Colt Hagans. Helen is also survived by her brother Karl (Annette) Shalansky and sister in law Barbara (Ray) Tannuzzo and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Calling hours will be held March 22nd from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue (Rte 111) Acton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated March 23rd at 10:00 A.M. in St Isidore’s Catholic Church, 429 Great Road (Rte 117) Stow, MA with internment following in St Bridget’s Cemetery, Great Road (Rte 117) Maynard, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hope Hospice HealthCare, Cape Coral, FL or a charity of your choice. Memorial page
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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    In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Hope Hospice HealthCare, Cape Coral, FL or a charity of your choice.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    St. Isidore's Church
    429 Great Road
    STOW, MA 01775
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    Rev. Jeffrey Archer
  • Interment

    St Bridget's Cemetery
    254 Great Road
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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Private Condolence

Joan Hansen Richards

Posted at 12:24pm
Dear Al and Family,

We were saddened to learn of Helen's death. We have many memories of when we were young at GenRado and when Joan did kid care for you when Al and Helen went out. Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Joan (Hansen) and Jim Richards


Posted at 08:59am
The years of our life are fleeting. Without intervention, we would all say goodbye to those we love, or they would say goodbye to us. Wonderfully, God has promised to intervene. “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3, 4) God will destroy death and remove the pain it has caused by restoring those who have died back to life. Yes, it will be like he wiped the tears from our eyes, when we are reunited with those we love. I am very sorry for your loss.

Sharon MacLeod

Posted at 05:09pm
"Where a beautiful soul has traveled beautiful memories remain forever." And, Helen was one of the most truly beautiful souls there has ever been. Whether through just a smile, a laugh, or that "all important" hug .. she didn't have to say anything for you to know that her love was wrapped around you. We all send our sincerest condolences & love to you. We were blessed to have Helen in our lives and to have the wonderful memories we shared with her. Love, Moe, Janet, Sharon & Susan MacLeod

Ann-Marie Trebendis

Posted at 12:06pm
Linda and family,
I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. As a young girl - I remember her smile and kindness.
"The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hands of God."
~Ann-Marie Trebendis~

Gail English

Posted at 07:31pm
To the Krysieniel family.
I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing that's a beautiful picture you have there I remember her being a very sweet lady may she rest in peace thoughts and prayers go out to your family and I'm very sorry to hear about Chuck's passing I didn't realize he had passed away either may they both rest in peace together

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