Nellie "Helen"'s Story

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Nellie "Helen" DiLorenzo, 105, of Marblehead, passed away on May 10, 2017 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Domenic J. DiLorenzo, and the daughter of the late John and Mary (Craggs) Brown.
Born, raised, and educated in England, Helen attended nursing school before graduating in 1934, and subsequently served as a pediatric nurse during WWII. She immigrated to the United States in 1944 before becoming a naturalized citizen in 1951.
Helen owned and operated the Lafayette Gift and Stamp Shop in Salem thru the mid-1960's, sharing her vast knowledge of coins. After her retirement, Helen and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe with many friends. She enjoyed with knitting, most recently hats for soldiers, playing bingo locally, and her many trips to Foxwoods. She was recently presented the Boston Cane award, which honors the oldest person in Marblehead.
Helen is survived by her longtime special friends, Robyn Nathan and her husband Bob, their son, Ben, Marina Cruz, and Richard Savoy, as well as many close friends on the North Shore.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Eustis and Cornell Funeral Home, 142 Elm Street, Marblehead on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. followed by burial in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Please visit the online guestbook for Helen at www.eustisandcornellfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 11, 2017
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