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Helen A. Turner

September 09, 2017

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Helen A. Turner, 64, longtime Somerset resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was the wife of the late Paul B. Turner, Jr.

Helen was born in Fall River and was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Reis) Gomes, and step daughter of the late Joseph Gabriel.

Helen worked as a social worker at Bristol Elder Services for many years. She enjoyed knitting, shopping and cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her daughters, Megan Dionne and her husband Charles of Assonet and Bethany Turner and her companion Eric of Somerset; brothers, Joseph Gabriel and his wife Eileen of Fall River and Gilbert Gabriel and his wife Maureen of GA; sister, Bernie Higgins and her husband Wayne of Plymouth; grandchildren, Tyler, Caden, Cameron, Grady and Rylan, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Arlene M. Oliveira.


Funeral Information

The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 8:30-10:30am, in the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, 900 Buffinton St., Somerset, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am, in St. Patrick Church, 306 S. St., Somerset. 

Burial will be private.



Donations Information

Donations in her name may be made to the Arlene M. Oliveira Scholarship Fund, c/o UMASS Dartmouth Advancement Office, 285 Old Westport Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747.


Visitation:  Hathaway Community Home

Service:  St. Pat's Somerset

Helen   A. Turner

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