MILLBURY, Mass. - Helen (Garbacz) Grenier, 87, of Millbury, died at home Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 surrounded and comforted by her loving sons and daughter.
Her husband of 54 years, Donat R. Grenier, died in 1999.
Helen is survived by her four sons, Richard Grenier, her primary caregiver with whom she lived, Raymond Grenier also a caregiver, Robert Grenier and his wife Charlene, and Ronald Grenier; a daughter, Debra Martin and her husband William; and daughter in-law, Carol Grenier. Helen was loved by her 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, who will truly miss her, and her one of a kind fun and unique loving personality. She also leaves a sister, Frances Kozoil, sisters in-law, Clara Grenier and Blanche LaCrosse, and several nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Donat R. Grenier, son, Roger (Butch) Grenier; brothers, Joseph, Francis, and John, sisters, Beatrice, Mary, Hedwig, and Anne.
Helen was born in Worcester, the daughter of Bronnislaw and Emilia (Sak) Garbacz.
Helen was a religious and hard working woman who loved and cherished family, and she devoted her life to raising her sons and daughter. Helen cherished her Polish heritage.
It would bring comfort to Helen's family to remember her by supporting or donating to your local Alzheimer's Association . We extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Metro West Home Care & Hospice, especially Ginger and Jackie, for the wonderful care and compassion they provided.
A funeral Mass was held privately Monday, Nov. 19 in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 14 Waters St., Millbury. There were no calling hours. Burial was private in Central Cemetery Millbury.
Mulhane Home for Funerals, 45 Main Street, Millbury, assisted the family with arrangements.