Helen (Papciak) Lavallee

  • Born: September 14, 1920
  • Died: February 14, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen (Papciak) Lavallee, 99, of Manchester, NH, passed away on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, while at the Hanover Hill Healthcare Center in Manchester, after a long period of declining health. She passed peacefully with loved ones by her side.

Born in Manchester, NH on September 14, 1920, she was the daughter of Stanislaw and Katarzina (Stefanik) Papciak.
Helen worked all of her adult years, starting at the textile mills of Manchester, eventually transitioning into the electronics industry, specializing in wiring and soldering.

She retired from the former Edison Electronics Co. as a supervisor in 1986.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edgar J. Lavallee, who died in 1981.

Helen upon retirement focused on homelife, taking exceptional pride in her home and garden. She loved sharing priceless time with family.
As a giver, she always cared and supported the sick and elderly.

Family members include one son Ed Lavallee, and his wife Jean, of Manchester; one daughter, Ann Lambert of Hooksett; 5 grandchildren,
Kathy Lambert of Hooksett, Michael Lambert of Hooksett, Donna Pokigo and her husband John of Hooksett, Lisa Soucy and Greg Wehrle of New Boston,
Patricia Johnson and her husband Brian of Hooksett;1 great-grandson, Xavier Johnson; 1 great-granddaughter, Shyla Johnson, several nieces and nephews.

The family is thankful for all the love and caring Helen received and felt while at Hanover Hill Healthcare Center.

Calling hours are Wednesday, February 19, from 4 to 7 pm at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester. A funeral ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 20 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery on Goffstown Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Holy Trinity Polish National Cathedral, 166 Pearl St, Manchester, NH 03104.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so happy I had the opportunity to meet you thru your grandchild Kathy. You lived a well lived life honoring God, your family, and your community. God bless you Helen.

Posted by Michelle Skinner - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   February 20, 2020

To family sorry for the loss of Aunt Helen such a wonderful lady,aunt, mom ,sister, friend , grandparent you will be greatly missed by family friends and the ones in heaven they will be playing the pokers

Posted by Patricia Papciak Pinard - Port Charlotte, FL   February 18, 2020

Ann, so sorry to learn of your loss. We are never old enough, it seems, to say good bye to our parents. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Cliff & Priscilla Magnor - Goffstown, NH - Neighbor   February 18, 2020


As a young child, I remember many family weddings where you would always be laughing and kicking up your heels dancing to your favorite Polka. Such a zest for life you always had! May you rest peacefully, joining your husband and siblings.

Posted by Kathleen Rose Cormier - Pelham, NH   February 17, 2020

To the Family: So sorry for your loss. I worked with Helen at Edison a joy to work with. A Lovely lady with a kind heart.

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020

sorry for your loss,we recall many happy times back in the day at TTK and PAC. May good memories sustain you.
Lucille/Bill Fitzsimmons: NH/Fla.

Posted by A friend   February 17, 2020


Posted by Cheryl Belair - Allenstown, NH   February 17, 2020

Helen was a very wonderful lady. She always made me smile even if I was having a bad day. She will be missed very much. Until we meet again. Rest in piece my friend.

Posted by Cheryl Belair - Allenstown, NH   February 17, 2020

Remember when you told me that "Aunt" was a blessing bestowed upon you and you preferred to be called "Aunt Helen" . . . . even though you and I weren't blood. You always loved when everyone was at the house, playing baseball, windows open, listening to Bobby Vinton and I remember when you made me my own Golumpkies for my birthday. You always were wonderful and will be greatly missed by your family and friends.

Posted by Sandie {Papciak} Barton - Candia, NH - Family Friend   February 17, 2020

Glad you are reunited with your husband, Edgar; and that your pain and suffering Is over. Rest in peace.
You will always be in our hearts and in our thoughts. Love

Posted by John & Irene Gorski - Merrimack, NH - Family   February 16, 2020

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