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Helen H. Carlson

December 25, 1930 — September 16, 2022



Helen H. Carlson, 91, died peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2022 at Alliance Health at Baldwinville.

Helen was born in the Bronx, New York on December 25, 1930, daughter of the late John and Hilma (Lehtomaki) Carlson. She came to live in Gardner as a young child, with her parents and older sister Sylvia, due to the scarcity of work in New York during the Depression. She graduated from Gardner High School in 1948.

Helen was a homemaker, as well as working in the office at Simplex Time Recorder for a number of years.

Helen leaves two daughters, Susan Stephano of Fitchburg; Sandra Bruso and her husband Jack Bruso, also of Fitchburg; two sons, Michael Stephano of Leland, NC and Jeffrey Stephano of Gardner; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves a number of nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by a son, Daniel Stephano, her sister Sylvia Kulvete, and her ex-husband Lawrence P Stephano.

Helen's funeral service will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to Alliance Health at Baldwinville activities fund or the Gardner Animal Shelter.

Mack Funeral Home, 105 Central Street, Gardner, MA 01440 has been entrusted with her funeral arrangements. 

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Kevin Mack, Walter C Taylor and Douglas M Stone funeral directors.

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