Helen M. (Andrews) Sweeney
Helen M. (Andrews) Sweeney, 82, of the Town of Niagara, NY, passed from this life on Friday, September 20, 2019, while staying at Niagara Hospice House. Born on December 15, 1936 in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Blanche (Collins) Andrews.

Helen came to Niagara Falls with her family in 1941 and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1954. For 30 years, immediately following high school, at the age of 17, she began working for GMAC as a collections agent, until her retirement at the age of 47 in 1984. In 1984, Helen married John H. Sweeney, who predeceased her on April 26, 2011. Her and John moved to Oneida Lake and later to Winter Haven, Fl. Upon his passing, Helen retired to the Town of Niagara. She was a longtime and devoted volunteer for The Niagara County SPCA, sharing her love and affection with the boarded cats. Helen enjoyed shopping, dining out and keeping busy with her family and friends.

Helen is survived by sisters, Barbara (late Phillip) Graff and Shirley Andrews; a step-son, Michael (Kathy) Sweeney; 4 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a step-son, Patrick Sweeney.

A private committal service and interment was held in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 or to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304. Arrangements are under the care of Michael R. Goodlander. Please visit www.goodlandercares.com for online condolences and memorial tributes.
Published on September 21, 2019


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Carol Reilly
Sep 24, 2019
Barb, Love to you and your family at this sad time. So sorry for your loss.
Carm Giancola Simon
Sep 23, 2019
Barbara and Shirley, So sorry to see that your sister has passed. My prayers are with you both.
Lisa & Michael DeSantis
Sep 23, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences are with you Shirley, Barbara and families.
Billie-Jo Snyder
Sep 22, 2019
Shirley and Barbara, I’m so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Praying for God’s comfort for your family.
Lisa DeSantis
Sep 21, 2019
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