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Ralph E. Helstrom

August 28, 1933 January 6, 2019
Ralph  E. Helstrom
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Obituary for Ralph E. Helstrom

Ralph E. Helstrom, 85, of Northbridge passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Rose Monahan Hospice in Worcester. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Applegate) Helstrom for 63 years.

Ralph worked as a machinist for the former Dennison Manufacturing Corp. in Framingham for 20 years before retiring.

He was born August 28, 1933 in Providence, RI to the late Elmer T. and Clara (Dandanell) Helstrom and was a graduate of Cranston High School.

Ralph enjoyed yard work, woodworking, hunting. He took great joy in spending time with his children and grandchildren and helping others. He loved to play cards and cribbage at the senior center and with friends and family.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, David R. Helstrom and his wife Tammy of Douglas, Debra L. Mangin of Viroqua, WI and Eric B. Helstrom and his wife Heidi of Douglas; nine grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Marion Gentile and son-in-law, Frank Mangin.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4-7 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 N. Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge.

Funeral service will be Monday, January 14, 2019 at 10 AM in the Faith Fellowship Church, 647 Douglas St., Uxbridge.

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Linwood Ave., Northbridge.

Memorial donations in Ralph’s name may be made to, Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc., 791 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610.

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4:00 PM 1/13/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Buma Funeral Home

101 North Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Buma Funeral Home
101 North Main Street Uxbridge 01569 MA
United States





10:00 AM 1/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
Faith Fellowship

647 Douglas Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Faith Fellowship
647 Douglas Street Uxbridge 01569 MA
United States

Cemetery Details


Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge Final Resting Place

Linwood Ave
Northbridge, MA 01588

Linwood Ave Northbridge 01588 MA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc.

791 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

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