WINCHENDON – Robert A. Helie, 79, of 3 Congress Road, died peacefully Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2020 in Heywood Hospital, Gardner.
He was born in Winchendon on May 29, 1940, son of the late William and Phoebe (Duquette) Helie and was a resident of Winchendon for most of his life.
Bob was educated in Winchendon schools and proudly served his country as a member of United States Army. Bob worked as a truck driver in earlier years and later worked as a woodworker for many years at the former Temple Stuart Furniture Company until it closed. An avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, Bob greatly enjoyed camping with his close friends.
His wife. Jeannette M. (Nalette) Helie, died in 2011. He leaves four children, Kathleen A. Helie of Auburn, Karon M. Heerdt and her husband Dana of Webster, Karla J. Ramsey and her husband Wayne of Campbell, NY and Keven R. Helie and his wife Meredith of Winchendon; four grandchildren, Nicole L. Heerdt, Zachry M. Ramsey, Nicholas J. Ramsey and Joshua J. Helie; three great grandchildren, Alina, Aiden and Alivia; his companion, Suzanne Rocheleau, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Helie and Francis Helie and two sisters, Rachel Priest and Madeline D. Tatro.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
A service of remembrance will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701.