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Helen (Avlas) Lenz

November 22, 1917 ~ November 9, 2019 (age 101)

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CHICOPEE-Helen (Avlas) Lenz, 101, of Ondrick Drive in Chicopee passed away peacefully more than a century after she entered this world, her loving family surrounding her on Saturday evening at her home. Helen was born on November 22, 1917 in Clinton, Massachusetts, the daughter of proud Greek immigrants, John and Melanie (Karangelos) Avlas. She was raised and educated in the Clinton area, furthering her education, she attended and graduated from Becker College. She was married to Charles E. Lenz and they settled in Chicopee to raise their family. Helen worked for the David J. Trombly Insurance Agency, spending over 20 years with them before retiring in 1991. Helen came from a very devoted religious family and was a longtime communicant of Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Chicopee. She loved spending time with her family, they meant the world to her, and she loved them with all her heart. Helen enjoyed the simple pleasures in life like their family dinners and holiday gatherings. She also enjoyed her trips to the casino to try her luck. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Charles, and her siblings; Rev. Ted Avlas, George and Nicholas Avlas. She leaves her beloved children; Paul A. Lenz and his wife Deborah of Worcester, Gale A. Ascioti and her husband John of Ludlow and George E. Lenz and his wife Soudabeh of Ludlow. Her beloved grandchildren; Paul, Brian, Shawna, Katie, John and Susie and her cherished great grandchildren; Addison, Nathan, Elouise and Emma and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will gather to remember Helen on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. at TYLUNAS FUNERAL HOME, 159 Broadway St., Chicopee. FOLLOWED BY A RELIGIOUS SERVICE AT TYLUNAS FUNERAL HOME AT 12 NOON. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 421 Tinkham Rd., Spfld.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Grattan St, Chicopee, MA 01020


Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 14, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tylunas Funeral Home
159 Broadway Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Funeral Home Service
Thursday
November 14, 2019

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Tylunas Funeral Home
159 Broadway Street
Chicopee, MA 01020

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
November 14, 2019

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
421 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA

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