WINCHENDON – Mary Jane (Ducharme) Helie, 72, of Winchendon, died peacefully Tuesday evening, February 15, 2022 in Fitchburg Healthcare, Fitchburg.
She was born in Winchendon on December 4, 1949, daughter of the late George Ducharme Sr. and Theresa (LaPointe) Girard and had lived in Japan, Arizona and Colorado before returning to Winchendon a few years ago. Mary Jane was a 1967 graduate of Murdock high School.
Mary Jane had worked as a data coordinator for ADT for several years and had previously worked as a dance instructor and librarian at The Winchendon School. She loved children, animals and veterans causes and would frequently donate to St. Jude Children Research Hospital, ASPCA or to national veterans’ outreach centers.
She was the wife of the late Steven Helie and leaves three children, Renee Eldredge of Winchendon, Stephanie Tenney of Chatham and Alan Wilson of Washington; five grandchildren, Morgan Eldredge, Jamie Barr, Madison Eldredge and Emma and Grace Barr; her siblings, George Ducharme Jr. of Winchendon, Dennis Ducharme of Winchendon, Joyce E. Carrier and husband Mark of Winchendon, Anthony J. Ducharme and wife Dodie of Winchendon, Michele M. Comeau and husband Donald of Winchendon, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Leo Girard.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.