Great–grandmother of 26

Published in the September 10, 2015 edition

helen-delisle-obit-webLOWELL — Helen E. (Marchefski) DeLisle, 89, of Tewksbury and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus in Lowell. She was the wife of the late Ralph F. DeLisle Sr.

Born in Boston on Feb. 26, 1926, she was raised in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School. Helen worked as a secretary for Raytheon and Sylvania.

Helen was a homemaker and a dedicated mother of seven children. She has been a resident of Tewksbury for the past three years.

Family members include her loving sons, Ralph F. DeLisle Jr. and William G. DeLisle, both of Arizona, Stephen P. DeLisle of North Reading and David DeLisle of Billerica; daughters, Sandra A. (DeLisle) Chavez of Las Vegas, Nev., Frances M. (DeLisle) Fay of Florida and Dolores DeLisle of Duxbury; her sister, Pauline Riggs of Keene, N.H. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 26 great–grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading on Friday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m., calling hours will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment will be held in Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of one’s choice.