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Helen Margaret LOGAN

Female 1928 - 2014  (85 years)


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  • Name Helen Margaret LOGAN 
    Born 12 Aug 1928  Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Jun 2014  Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Obituary: Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut) 14 Jun 2014, Sat.
      "MCNIFF, Helen M.
      Helen Margaret Logan McNiff, 85, of Suffield, CT, formerly of Hadley, MA, died at The Suffield House on June 11, 2014, where she had lived since 2005. Helen was born August 12, 1928 in Springfield, MA, the daughter of the late A. Louise Pomeroy and Joseph A. Logan, Sr. She was married to her beloved husband Owen A. McNiff, Jr. on April 23, 1949 at the First Congregational Church in Hadley, MA. Helen graduated with the Class of 1945 from Hopkins Academy, Hadley, MA at the age of sixtgeen.
      She attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated from Bay Path College with honors in 1948. She began her career as a medeical secretary at the Tucson Medical Center in Arizona. Stricken with polio in 1953 while on vacation in Washington, DC, Helen waged a brave, life-long, uncomplaining battle with the residual physical limitations. She returned to work in later years as a legal secretary for Attorney Peter James in Greenfield, MA and then as a medical secretary at Andersen/CDI in Connecticut prior to retiring in 1993.
      She loved traveling with her husband, fishing from her canoe at their cottage in Hinsdale, MA, the beaches of Florida, watching space shuttle launches and Disney World. She will be remembered by all for her beautiful voice, love of music, her cooking, keen sense of humor, her gorgeous blue eyes and infinite resilience. Helen leaves her children Katherine (Kitty) McNiff James and her husband, Peter, South Deerfield, MA; CW4 Ret Owen A. McNiff, III and his wife Eun Jeong, Havre de Grace, MD; and Amy S. McNiff and her husband Mark Griffin, Vernon, CT. She was predeceased by her loving husband Owen in 2007 and their son Master Sgt. USAF Patrick C. McNiff in 2001.
      She was the proud grandmother of Garrett P. James, Brooklyn, NY, Griffin H. James, Brookline, MA; Courtney Manning and Shea Manning, Vernon, CT; Sean Patrick McNiff, Broadbrook, CT; Paul McNiff, his wife, Hyun Jin and great grandchildren Sara and Paul, Jr. of Altamonte Springs, FL. She also leaves her daughter in law Katherine Ripley McNiff, her faithful friend Patricia Pekala McNiff, Lincoln, CA; and her devoted cousin Deneefe Logan, Tucson, AZ and her wonderful nieces and nephews. her brothers Joseph A. Logan, Jr. and Frederick P. Logan preceded her in death.
      Funeral services for Helen have been entrusted to Wrisley Funeral Home 90 Sugarloaf St., South Deerfield, MA. Calling hours will be on Mon., June 16, 6-8 pm. A service celebrating her life will be held at the First Congregational Church, Middle St., Hadley, MA on Tues., June 17 at 11 am with a reception for friends and family at the church following the service. Burial will be at the West Suffield Cemetery in Connecticut at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributrion may be made to: The Suffield House Recreation, One Canal Road, Suffield, CT 06078. Expressions of Sympathy are available at: www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
    Person ID I8817  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2018 

    Family Owen Augustine MCNIFF, Jr.,   b. 25 Aug 1925, Ayer, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 2007, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1949  Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Katherine “Kitty” MCNIFF
    +2. Owen Augustine MCNIFF, III
    +3. Patrick Carroll MCNIFF,   b. 23 Oct 1963, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2001, Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Amy S. MCNIFF
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1928 - Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1949 - Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jun 2014 - Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Suffield Cemetery, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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