Helen K. Darling

May 4th, 2021

Helen K. Darling (Peitzsch), of Chichester, NH, formerly of Wilmington, MA, died peacefully with her family by her side on February 12, 2021.

Helen was born in Wilmington, MA on September 19,1931. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Getrude Peitzsch of Wilmington. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School Class of “1949”. Helen was the loving wife of the late Frank E. Darling, Jr., also of Wilmington. Having Celebrated 65 years of marriage together, they raised six wonderful children… whom if you were to ask anyone of them “Who kept your family so strong and united?” All of them would say “My Mom.”. She was the quiet strength that held us all together.

Helen was a woman of many talents. It was a rare occasion that you would not see her without a knitting project, crocheting, embroidery, painting or just enjoying a good game of cards. Especially a game or two of solitaire just before the rest of the family woke while brewing the first pot of coffee. First and foremost was the pride she had in her family.

Helen was the mother of the late Frank E. Darling, III and wife Regina, William Darling and wife Lorrinda, Jonathan Darling and wife Lorna, David Darling and wife Joan, Yvonne Lagomarsino and husband Kevin Foreman, Michelle Doucette and husband Dennis. She was the loving Grandmother known as “Nana” to Tamie Cassidy, Frank E. Darling, IV, Lance Darling, Stephanie Aspen, Christopher Darling, Jeremy Darling, Christina Morehouse, Eric Darling, Stacy Upham, Greg Darling, Paul Korpi, Jimmy Korpi, David Darling, II, Kyle Doucette, and Joseph Doucette.

Her legacy also includes 24 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great-grandchildren. All of whom she was able to hold as babies and celebrate many of their milestones in life.
Helen died at the age of 89, although she has now transitioned to her next journey, she will forever be in our hearts and memories.

We hope our family and friends can join us in our final tribute to our mother Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Wildwood Cemetery, 233 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 2:00 p.m. where our mother will be laid to rest with her husband and son.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Helen K. Darling”

  1. Tamie says:

    My nana I miss you so much. Thank you for always being here for me. For always listening without judgement and loving me unconditionally. Thank you for being an amazing Nana to me and my kids and my grandchildren. Gianna adores you and vows never to play jenga or bingo again. I love you so much ????

  2. Regina Darling says:

    Mom I will miss you you were the greatest mother in law a girl could have you made me a part of your family from the very beginning you were always there when needed you helped me become a good mother a caring and loving wife. I thank you for loving me and being a amazing grandmother to my children grandchildren and great grandchildren I love you ??

  3. Felicia labrecque says:

    My dearest Nana. I’m so great full I got to spend 27 long loving years having my great grandmother with me. Your smile lit up a room and your hugs so warm. I’m so blessed my children got to enjoy there great great grandmother. Gianna just loves you so much and will miss playing bingo with you. I know Dubba and poppa are waiting in heaven for you. I love you and miss you so much.

  4. Dylan St. Jean says:

    I never had the chance to meet Helen, but I have become close with her daughter, Michelle, a coworker of mine, over the past year-and-a-half. I always looked forward to Michelle’s daily stories of her mom’s prior day routine, the outcome of the last evening’s card game, what she made her for dinner, and whether she was up and about, puttering around her room. At age 26, Michelle’s stories about her near 90-year-old mom always fascinated me and made us laugh.

    We would always joke that Michelle had a front row seat to what it will be like when she gets older. Occasionally, Michelle would send me a funny video of Helen. One time, Michele recorded Helen yelling at me to “Go to the doctor’s!” when I wasn’t feeling well.

    The Doucettes and family should find solace in knowing that they took great care of Helen in her final years. They provided a loving woman a sense of comfort and family spirit that many elderly people do not have the opportunity to experience that late in life.

    I am sorry for Helen’s passing. Just know that the way you took care of her is exceptional, and your compassion should serve as a model to families everywhere.

  5. Michelle Doucette says:

    A light in my world went out when you left. Till we meet again. I love you Mom…….


  6. Dennis Doucette Sr says:

    Our deepest condolences from the Doucette’s, Kaip’s, and Munden family in Texas.

  7. Dianne (Pupa) Boebel says:

    The photo (in the middle) is how I remember your mom. In the kitchen with the wall oven and split door (top half open, bottom closed) on Eames Street.
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, Michelle. While grieving, try not to be sad. As much as she loved you all, take comfort in the knowledge she now has happily reunited with your dad and brother…
    may loving memories of her be with you always! Dianne

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