, Newburyport, MA


December 3, 2012

Helen B. (Gavin) Kelleher


Helen Bernadette Gavin Kelleher leaves many grateful descendants including her son Hugh Kelleher and wife Susan Keller of Newburyport; Neil Kelleher and wife Debra Kelleher of Haverhill; Timothy Kelleher of Newburyport, Gavin Kelleher and wife Linda of Holiday, Fla.; David Kelleher and wife Heidi of Newburyport; Mark Kelleher and wife Theresa of St. Pete Beach, Floa.; Charlie Hoffmann of Haverhill, and David Mazur of York, Maine. Her grandchildren are Meagan, Mary and her husband Nick Medugno; Neil Jr. and wife Erica; Ryan, Evan, Lauren, Mackenzie, Cameron, David Paul and Shannon Kelleher. Her great-grandson is Cole Medugno. Others will follow. May they all share her courage and spirit.

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff and to other families associated with the Hannah Dustin Health Care in Haverhill, where people took exceptional care of Helen in her final years.

ARRANGEMENTS: Helen will be laid to rest on her 97th birthday, Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main St., Bradford at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main St., Bradford at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. Visiting hours will be held today, Monday, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main St. (Route 125), Bradford, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Courtesy local transportation to the visitation will be provided on request by calling Patrick Driscoll at 978-374-0000. Contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to the Hannah Dustin Activities Fund, Hannah Dustin Health Care, 126 Monument St., Haverhill, 01832. For directions and online guestbook, please visit

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