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Friday August 4th, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Helen L. Callahan

OGDENSBURG- A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen L. Callahan, 85, of Ogdensburg will be celebrated on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. F. James Shurtleff as celebrant.  Calling hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.  Burial will be private.    Mrs. Callahan died on July 31st, 2017 at the Riverledge Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

Helen L. Callahan was born on May 22, 1932 to Leo and Dora (Rapin) Lesperance.  She attended St. Peter’s and Holy Cross School and St. Mary’s Academy.  She was employed by the Cleveland Container Corporation, J.J. Newberry and Ames Department Store.  Helen retired from Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center after over 30 years in the Food Service Department.   On April 14, 1972, she married Donald B. Callahan.    Helen was a lifelong member of the Notre Dame Church.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening and raising flowers, watching HGTV, looking at old photographs, post cards and antiques of all kinds.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo (Thomas) Doe of Ogdensburg and two sons, David Lesperance of Ogdensburg and Kerry Oakes of Malone, NY.  She is survived by her stepchildren; Donald (Karen) Callahan, Bonnie (Chris) Gilbert and Mary Kay (Jim) Lewis.  Her sisters; Sylvia (Richard) Lockwood, Donna (Jack) Bromley and Regina (Gary) Thompson, six grand-children, several step grand-children and great grand-children, nieces and nephews also survive her. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald, her parents, a sister Theresa and four brothers; Joseph, Jude, Edgar and James Lesperance and a step-son Gary Callahan.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.

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David, I was so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was a very sweet lady with a kind spirit and a generous nature. (And the picture as posted is exactly as I remember her!) May you draw a small measure of comfort in knowing that others will also remember her fondly.

Bob Layng Aug 20 2017 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss Dave. She was a great person and will be missed. God Bless....

Sarge Aug 6 2017 12:00 AM

Dave, Mary Jo and family. Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, Courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in your heart. God Bless you all.

Stephen LeClair Aug 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Callahan

Vernon & Carol Gilmour Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

MaryJo sorry for lost. She will be missed.

Vern and Carol Gilmour. Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May your memories of her give you peace at this difficult time.

The Crawford Family Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

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A Grandma's Garden Table Basket was sent on August 4, 2017

With you in spirit always... Love Carol and Randy Holt

Expression of Sympathy Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Callahan

Carol Richardson Holt Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

I am sad to hear of Helen's passing, may she has peace and no pain now. Growing up together you all are family in my heart. My thoughts and love are with you always.

Carol Richardson Holt Aug 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Callahan

Cathy Kelley Aug 2 2017 12:00 AM

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