Helen Virginia (Bartlett) HolcombJune 19, 1917 ~ November 24, 2017 (age 100)
Helen Virginia (Bartlett) Holcomb, 100, passed away at peacefully in her home with loved ones on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was born in Hartford, CT to the late Edward P. and Eva M. (Sabin) Bartlett and was a graduate of West Springfield High School. Growing up she worked for her father’s bakery in West Springfield, she worked as a waitress for Tonelli’s Restaurant and Shaker Farms and sold Avon for 45 years. She also worked in the cafeteria department for Westfield Vocational High School and was the cafeteria manager for Westfield High School. Helen enjoyed square dancing, camping, traveling, baking, gardening, crocheting and canning. She was predeceased by her husband Carl B. Holcomb, her daughter, Marie Ellen Willis, her brother Edward P. “Buddy” Bartlett, and three sisters, Yvonne Fife, Alice Roberts and Eva Colson. Helen is survived by her daughter, Maribe A. Pooler and her husband Gerald of Southwick, her cherisher four granddaughters, Meighan Williams, Corrine Pooler, Sabrina Pooler and Lisa Pooler, and great grandchildren, Christian Martin and Eva Martin. Helen’s funeral will be held on Friday at 12 noon in the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St. Westfield, MA 01085 followed by burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Parker St. Springfield. A Visiting hour will precede the service from 11-12 noon in the funeral home. Donations in Helen’s name may be directed to the Westfield Homeless Cat Project, 1124 East Mountain Rd. Westfield, MA 01085. www.firtiondams.com.