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Helen Gregoire of City Island, New York passed away on February 6th 2023. She was 74 years old. Born in Greenock, Scotland to Thomas and Mary Hardie, Helen was one of nine children. She was raised in Greenock where she attended Captain Street primary school before graduating from St. Mary’s Loretta secondary school.
Helen worked many jobs after graduating from St. Mary’s Loretta. As a young girl in Scotland she worked on the factory floor for Playtex and was later a Bus Conductress. At the age of 21 Helen would travel to New York where her first job was a telephone overseas operator with AT&T.
Helen would meet her husband of 48 years Claude Gregoire in NYC and would later marry at St. Agnes Church in Manhattan. Helen lived with her husband in Manhattan where they raised two children, Claude Joseph James and Kelly Danielle. Helen was a caregiver at heart. For the last thirty years of her life she worked caring for others both young and old. She had a quick wit and will always be remembered for her sayings like “Between the Jigs and the reels” and “Thingme” when she couldn’t remember something.
Helen will be remembered as a many things to many people. She will be remembered by most as a family woman. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandkids. She also loved having a laugh, a night out with friends, traveling, attending mass daily, her book club, yoga classes, walking and listening to a wide variety of music. She would go out of her way to help a friend in need and because of her outgoing personality she made many.
Helen is survived by her children Claude Joseph James and Kelly Danielle. Her son in-law Domenick DiMasi and her daughter in-law Megan Gregoire. She will be deeply missed by her three grand-children Ella Rose, Miles Mico and Evelyn Elizabeth. She is survived by five siblings, her many nieces and nephews as well as her closest friends and extended family. Helen will be missed by everyone who knew her.
A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York on Friday February 10th from 4-8 PM. A memorial service will take place at St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church, 596 City Island Avenue, Bronx New York on Tuesday February 14th at 10:00am. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.
Friday, February 10, 2023
4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Pelham Funeral Home
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
10:00 - 10:45am (Eastern time)
St. Mary Star of the Sea.
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