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Helen Marie (Mihaly) Grochowski

Born: Tue., Jul. 5, 1927
Died: Wed., May 3, 2017


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Helen Marie (Mihaly) Grochowski

On May 3rd 2017, Heaven gained a new Angel. Helen was born on July 5, 1927 to Peter and Betty Mihaly. She was the firstborn of seven children, with Agnes (Gorbach), MaryJane (Estes), Peter, Gregory, Vera (Horne) and Robert following.

She was married to John Grochowski from 1953, until his death in 2007. Together they had three daughters, Cathy (Lou) Torcasio, Patty Mihaly, and Susan (Bill) Cotter. Helen was further blessed with four grandchildren, Heather (Jeremy) Nagel-Jenkins, Michael (Corine) Rueschman, Erik (Veronica Ciaccia) Nagel and Jack (Lyndsay) Adams, who affectionately referred to her as Mamoo. She has one great-grandchild, her "little boy" Elias Jenkins, with whom she shared a special bond that will last throughout eternity. From Heaven above, Helen will see her future great grandchild from Michael and Corine. She also cherished her little dog, Baboosh.

Helen was born in Akron, and worked at, of several, Goodrich, Akron North High School (Library "Mrs. G"), and the Akron Beacon Journal. She had a love of travelling, spanning California to Russia.

There are no calling hours. Private services and burial at a later date.

A special thank you to the staff that cared for her at the Gardens of Western Reserve. Memorial donations may be made in Helen's name to the Alzheimers Association  at http://www.alz.org/.

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The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home
   Posted Sun May 07, 2017
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

Karen Parsons
   Posted Wed May 17, 2017
Dear family of Helen, I worked with her at the Beacon, she was a 'mother' figure to me, my mom had passed, I felt she had such great advice, I always admired and respected her. I have looked for her for years, the last time I saw her was at your fathers funeral, I so wanted to contact her, I couldn't find out where she was, I'm so sorry she is gone, she was such a wonderful person, full of energy, fun and compassion. I heard so many stories of her family, especially her travels with Heather. I know you will miss her, I had deep respect for her. such a lovely lady. Please know she is in my prayers. Sincerely, Karen Parsons

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