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Helen L. (LeBlanc) Chiasson

April 9, 1929 — November 7, 2023


Mrs. Helen L. (LeBlanc) Chiasson, of Waltham, died Tuesday, November 7th in her home. She was 94.

Helen was born in Haddenfield, New Jersey on April 9, 1929, one of ten children born to the late Peter and Anna (Muise) LeBlanc. As a young girl she moved with her family back to their native Nova Scotia settling Margaree, Cape Breton where she was raised. When she was 20 she moved to the United States with her sister and met her husband, John M. Chiasson. The pair married in Saint Joseph’s Church on Main Street on June 4, 1955 and the two were inseparable since. They shared 64 wonderful years together until his death on January 23, 2020.

Helen was a devoted Catholic and her faith was the center of her life. She and John were faithful communicants of Saint Joseph’s until its closing and became parishioners of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church where she quickly became a familiar and warm face in the Our Lady’s community. With her lovable personality she could make a fast friend anywhere and always made those around her feel so special. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, the nickname ‘Saint Helen’ was a natural fit. She was completely selfless and always graciously put the wants and needs of others before her own without asking of anything in return. She loved her family beyond words and especially loved chatting with her sisters.

Trips ‘back home’ were always looked forward to and she was in her glory when everyone was together and she could cook her delicious meals and treats for them. A masterful chef her specialties included chicken fricot, applesauce cookies, brownies and more. A visit with Helen always meant leaving with a full stomach! She always considered Cheticamp home and after John’s retirement the pair was fortunate to spend each August there with friends and family.

In addition to her beloved husband, John, she is reunited in Heaven with her son, the late Ret. Master Sergeant John M. Chiasson, Jr., USAF, who died January 27, 2020, and her siblings, the late Peter William, Alex, Patrick, and Clarence LeBlanc, Anna Aucoin, Mary Doucet, and Margaret Richard.

She leaves her children, Joseph M. Chiasson (Arlene Crowley) of Beacon Falls, Connecticut, Thomas P. Chiasson of Waltham, Laura A. Tieri (Robert) of Woburn, and Paul D. Chiasson (Kathleen) of Bethel, Maine; her grandchildren, Kara, Mark, Matthew, and Jake Chiasson; her brother and sister, John LeBlanc of Nova Scotia and Rita LeBlanc of Waltham; and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Helen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, November 13th from 4 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Following cremation burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

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Monday, November 13, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church

880 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452

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