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ROWLEY, MA AND EPPING, NH: Helen G. Barosky-White, (Letellier), 92, of Epping, N.H., formerly a longtime resident of Rowley, Mass., died peacefully on March 27, 2015, at Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Newburyport.

Helen was born on September 28, 1922, in Cambridge, Mass., and was the cherished daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Letellier. Helen was raised and educated in Wilmington. She was a member of a large and loving family and she enjoyed being from “the country."

Helen married the “love of her life,” Francis Barosky, in Fort Benning, Ga., on November 1, 1942. They were the parents of three wonderful children, Geri, Tom and David. Helen and Francis cherished their short time together as a family until Francis’ untimely death in 1955, which was devastating to everyone.

Family was everything to Helen, through lots of hard work, love, and faith, Helen managed to keep things together and continued to raise her children just as they had planned.

Helen and her family lived in Tewksbury for several years before moving to Rowley, where they lived for more than 35 years. In her later years, Helen moved to Epping, N.H., with her daughter about 15 years ago.

Throughout the years, Helen worked as a retail salesperson in Newburyport, but she really loved her job at Kathy Ann's Bakery where she could interact with the customers. She always had a gentle nature and a big smile.

In her spare time, Helen enjoyed bowling, dancin, and most of all, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen was a “social butterfly,” who had a great time at every special event and beamed with pride as she spoke of her family.

Helen was truly a “one-of-a-kind lady,” who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Helen was the beloved wife of the late Francis Barosky and James White, devoted mother of Geri Fichera of Epping, N.H., Tom Barosky and his wife, Terri, of Canton, Mass., and Dave Barosky and his wife, Sue, of Hampstead, N.H.; loving “Grammy/Nana" of John Fichera, Jennifer Macaluso, Todd, Luke, and Mark Barosky, Lauren Barosky, Paige Dwire, Jake Barosky, Tori Gingras, Katie Rametta; and great-grandchildren, Julia, Ryne, Brooke, Jax, and Kaylee. Cherished daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (O’Brien) Letellier; dear sister of Agnes Reid of New Jersey, Barbara Marsh of Tewksbury, Mary McMahon, Nora Branscombe, and Carol Taylor all of Wilmington, John Letellier of Billerica, the late Joe, Eddie, and Bobby Letellier, Margaret McClintic, and Loretta Kenney. Helen is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

At Helen’s request, her funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or donors@stjude.org. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, Mass., www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 31, 2015
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