Helen A. McKinnon

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Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon died at her home in Everett on November 20, 2019. She was 89 years of age.

Helen was born in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree.

Mrs. McKinnon was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Everett and a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church. Helen enjoyed playing scrabble, knitting & sewing, puzzles and playing slot machines. She was a lover of animals great or small and was known to take in any animal in need. Helen was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Robert F. McKinnon. Loving mother of Jill McKinnon of Wakefield and Robert McKinnon & his wife Christine of Vienna, VA. Caring sister of the late Stan Rosolko & his late wife Barbara.

Also survived by her beloved feline companion Nellie as well as many good friends, neighbors, nieces & nephews. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 8:30-9:30AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway Everett at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741 or @ http://www.bestfriends.org. To send a message of condolence please visit http://www.gatelyfh.com.

Gately Funeral Home 781-665-1949.

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