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Helen was born Helen Irene Harrison in Syracuse, NY. Attended Charles Andrews grade school, Nottingham High School and Syracuse University. She worked at Easy Washer during World War II, was married to Everett L.Frederick and had two children, Ruth Ann and John Robert ( Jack ). She and " Freddie " reised their family in North Syracuse and she worked at Chappells, Radar Design and Merchants Bank for many years. Helen was predeceased by her first husband Everett L. Frederick, her second husband Alwin F. Lehner, mother and father Mabel May and Clarence W. Harrison, hertwo brothers, Howard ( Theresa ) and Clarence ( Sonnie ), her sister Marion Slowik Enders and son John Robert Frederick. Her life was full with her "second daughter" Maureen Hallowell ( Fred ) of Georgia, four grandchildren ( Jason and John Cronkwright, Shannon Meneses and Erin McMillen ), her 7 great grandchildren ( David Montanaro, Shane Cronkwright, Violet and Miranda McMillen and Marley and Luca Meneses ), her great great grand daughter Lilly Montanaro and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
As a youngster Helen spent many summers at Fishers Landing in the 1000 Islands, made homes in North Syracuse / Oneida and Sherill and later wintered in the Bellaire / Clearwater Florida area and summered on Oneida Lake at Sylvan Beach. Hers was a full life in every way; she traveled at any opportunity, enjoyed friends and family entertaining all with her quips, her wit, her happy disposition. She was quick with her hiugs and a pinch here and therebut loving all at each turn. In later life she moved to the Solstice Senior Living Facility where she lived life to the fullest enjoying her friends playing cards, winning at BINGO, doing her scratch offs, crossword and regular puzzles. She loved all of the "littles" as well as the "bigs" and they in turn loved her. Whether it be mom, grandma, great grandma, auntie, Hortense or even Mabel her spirit was always the same, full of life and joy every minute. It wa said, " she never met a stranger". There will never be another Helen. Our hearts will ache and she will be surely missed and her memory will forever be carried in the many hearts she touched.