May 31, 2023

Helena Gordon


Helena Gordon, 92, passed peacefully at Hattie Ide Chaffee home with family by her side on March 20, 2023.

Born in Providence to the late Mary E. (Dyer) Bushell and Francis Bushell.

Residing in East Providence for over 74 years, she was married to her husband, the late Joseph Gordon for 59 years.

She is survived by two children, Fred Gordon and his wife Roberta of Seekonk MA and Joseph Gordon Jr and his wife Tricia of Middletown CT. Her daughter MaryAnn Thurber pre-deceased her in 2018.

She was 'Nana' to 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Along with numerous nieces and nephews including her devoted two God-daughters Jeanne Sadler and Joanne McKay.

She was sister to 6 siblings, 3 brothers and 3 sisters all pre-deceased.

Primarily a homemaker her adult life, in her younger years she enjoyed sewing, bowling, painting and crafts. She was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Loretto church.

Visiting hours and Funeral will be held Friday, March 24, 2023, at 8 am from the REBELLO FUNERAL HOME, 901 Broadway, East Providence to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Avenue, East Providence at 11:00 am.

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wampanoag Trail.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hattie Ide Chaffee Home.

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