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Helen T. McCann

Helen T. McCannHelen T. (Baker) McCann, age 97, a former resident of Florida Ave, Shenandoah Heights died peacefully Sunday at Tel Hai Retirement Community in Honey Brook.

Born in Hazleton on April 23, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Robert S. and Nellie (Friel) Baker.

Helen was a graduate of Hazleton High School.

Catholic Daughters of the AmericasShe was a member of Annunciation BVM Church and a member and former officer of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Annunciation, both of Shenandoah.

Helen was married to Austin J. McC,ann who preceded her in death in 1994. They raised their family of three sons in Shenandoah. Helen is survived by sons, James P. McCann and his wife Claire of Laurel, MD, Robert M. McCann and his wife Mary Kay of West Chester, and Joseph P. McCann and his wife Judy of Hatfield; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene “Gene” Baker of Peoria, IL and Thomas Baker of Bel Air, MD; nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were three brothers, John, Joseph and Robert Baker.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday at 11:00 AM at Tel Hai Community, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook, PA 19344.  All are also invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 11:00 AM in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah. Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate. Interment will follow in Annunciation BVM Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Tel Hai Employee Fund or the Tel Hai Community, 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Box 190, Honey Brook, PA 19344.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen T. McCann Has 8 Condolences Posted:

  1. David Sweeney says:

    Bob and Mary Kay, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, our prayers are with you.

    Dave and Mary Sweeney

  2. Jim and Betsy Murphy says:

    Dear Bob and Mary Kay,
    Our deep condolences on the loss of your Mom and Mother-in law. Please be assured
    of our prayers during this difficult time.

    Jim and Betsy Murphy

  3. Noreen C. Crowley says:

    Dear MaryKay & Bob,

    My condolences on your loss. What a blessing that her passing was peaceful and that her family was with her. Sincerely, Noreen

  4. Kim Scarpone says:

    Dear Bob and Mary Kay,
    I am so sorry to hear of you mother’s passing. It is truly a blessing that she died quickly and peacefully. I hope you are comforted in knowing that you did so much to help her, and that you have many happy memories.
    Kim

  5. Catherine Walewski says:

    Dear Bob and Mary Kay,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was the best roommate and I miss her very much. Your visits and kindness were appreciated by us both. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers..
    Catherine

  6. Fr. Chris Papa says:

    My most heartfelt condolences to you Bob and Mark Kay. Know that you are certainly in my prayers and I will remember your mom at Masses through the week. May she rest in peace.

    Fr. Papa

  7. Mary Rita Coffey says:

    Dear Bob and Mary Kay – I am so very sorry about your loss. You both were very good to her and I’m sure in her way she appreciated that. It is a blessing she did not linger and suffer. God was good to her and all her loved ones for that.

    God Bless you both and if there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

    Love, Mary-Rita

  8. Laura Sodaitis says:

    Dear Bob and Mary Kay,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death, but I realize that her peaceful passing is a blessing in some ways. It would have been very difficult if she had to suffer for long. My thoughts will be with you.
    L,L