Helen S. Carver

April 26th, 2020

Helen Susan Carver (Lane), age 92, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away on April 25, 2020, at the Winchester Hospital.

Helen was born on June 22, 1927, in Woburn, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Albert and Susan Lane. Helen was raised and educated in Wilmington; where she was always active in her community. She attended the Little Red West School, she was active in the 4-H Club where she excelled in cooking and sewing and won many exhibit ribbons throughout the years. Helen was also a Charter member of the Girls Rainbow Club and a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church from a very young age. Helen went on to graduate from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1945 and spent her summers during High School working with the patients at Tewksbury State Hospital.

Following graduation, Helen, took a job at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in Boston where she worked as a Comptometer and IBM Operator from June of 1945 until May of 1952.

Helen married the “love of her life” Harold L. Carver on June 1, 1952, in Wilmington, MA. The couple moved to the Sampson Air Force Base in Geneva, New York. Helen went to work as a typist for Shuron Optical Company in Geneva before landing a job at the Flight Surgeon’s Office on Sampson Air Force Base; Helen absolutely loved working in the Flight Surgeon’s Office from 1953-1955 where she made many new friends.

Upon their return to Wilmington, MA; Helen and Harold soon became parents to son Steven and daughter Susan. Helen loved being a mother; she showered her children with unconditional love and devotion. Helen was involved her in children’s many school and extra curricular activities; she was active in girl scouts, cub scouts and was a Sunday School teacher at the Wilmington United Methodist Church. When Helen became a Grammy and Great-Grammy her world became even brighter; she attended countless school and sporting events for the grandchildren throughout the years and she was always their biggest cheerleader.

After her children were grown, Helen, went back to work in the Wilmington School Cafeteria from 1971 until 1976; Helen made many friends with her co-workers as well as the students. In 1977, Helen, became involved with the Avon Company selling cosmetics, she was the local “Avon lady” whom everyone loved. Helen enjoyed introducing new products, hosting in home parties, attending Avon meetings and meeting new friends throughout the years.

Helen continued to be very active in the community throughout her life, she was a member of the WSCS and the Rebecca Sarah Circle at Church. She was actively involved in two club groups the Golden AGET and one that dated back to grammar school and they called themselves “Friends For-Ever”. Helen loved attending the Wilmington Senior Center where she was involved in their many activities and field trips.

In her spare time, Helen, loved to travel; she did a lot of Bus Tours and enjoyed them all. She loved her music, especially the oldies and old country western music. Helen looked forward to her trips to York Beach in Maine, her Church Suppers that she attended everywhere, she loved flowers and decorating her home for the various seasons and holidays.

Helen will be fondly remembered as a lovely lady, with a great smile and endearing personality. She was always so kind and caring towards others and beamed with pride as she spoke of her family. Helen was very active at the Wilmington United Methodist Church and was a loyal friend and neighbor to many people throughout the years. She was truly “one of a kind” and she will forever be in the hearts of those she loved.

Helen was the beloved wife of Harold L. Carver, devoted mother of Steven L. Carver & his wife Louise of Derry, NH and Susan L. Dodier & her husband Dennis of Moultonborough, NH. Loving “Grammy” of Amy Kincaid & her husband Christopher, Jennifer Bishop, Amanda Jackson, Steven Carver, Jr., Andrew T. Carver, Christine Christophersen & her husband Adam and Great-Grandchildren Zachary, Tanner, Monroe and Lachlan. Cherished daughter of the late Albert W. Sr. and Susie (Sivacek) Lane, dear sister of the late Robert and Albert Lane, Jr. Helen is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Due to the current situation of the Coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the Carver family has decided to do a private service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Helen S. Carver”

  1. Dianna DiGregorio says:

    Our family was so sad to hear that Helen passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  2. William Fay says:

    I was fortunate as principal to be a teammate of Helen’s during her cafeteria career….A lovely lady with a winning smile and warm personality… she loved the children and they loved her….. Rest In Peace , Helen, a life well lived..!!

  3. Dear Friend Ellie Doyle& Family says:

    With deepest sympathy to my dearest friend Helen and Family. We shared many memories and many special moments …… you will always have a special place in my heart .My prayers go out to all your family …..
    God speed -Helen
    Love Ellie

  4. Denyce DeRoche says:

    Dear Mr Carver I am sorry to read about Helen . It was a pleasure to have known both of you for so long. I always enjoyed our talks ,and will Cherish all the Stamps Helen has saved for me over the years .May She rest in peace. Bless you Harold Stay Healthy. Thinking of you. Denyce DeRoche

  5. Carol McGee says:

    “Grammy” was warm, loving and kind, always with a sweet smile on her face. She was so proud of her family and welcomed me like I was her own. She is an unforgettable force, and I pray that all those sweet memories bring comfort at a time of such difficult loss. Sending many hugs & much love, Carol

  6. Ron and Susan Beek says:

    So sorry for the loss of dear Helen…my mom and dad thought so much of all of their friends that they had for life. So lucky to have such nice people in their lives. Helen was so special and I’m so sad for your loss. Please take care of each other in this sad time. You will all be in our thoughts. Ron and Susan Beek

  7. George Ross says:

    To Harold and his family, we are saddened to hear of Helen’s
    passing. We were blessed to have known her as both a friend
    and as a long time member of our Methodist Church family.
    We will always remember her for her grace and spirit. She
    will be missed. May she rest in peace. George and Clarice

  8. Gloria Corcoran says:

    So sorry for the loss of a wonderfully kind woman.
    Gloria C

  9. Myra Tenhuisen says:

    To Harold and his family, I was sad to hear about Helen. I lived across the street from you since 1959 and you both were good neighbors. I know she will be missed.

  10. Susan Dodge says:

    Harold and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Helen was a sweet, lovely person and a wonderful neighbor. She will be missed. Thinking of you all during this sad time.

  11. Jeanne Grant says:

    Dear Harold, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Helen. We have known each other for so many years and she is so special to me. We used to see each other at gatherings at Kay & Guy Clinches home and I was very close to her during our days with Avon. Those were the days my friend. God bless you and your family during these sad times. Helen would want to see your smile.

  12. Gloria Corcoran says:

    I was so sorry to hear that Helen. Condolences to your children and grandchildren. Thoughts are with you.

  13. Terri O'Conners Allum says:

    Mr Carver, Stephen and Susan, I am sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs. Carver. She was a wonderful person, always cheerful and smiling. My mother enjoyed bowling and sewing with her. I am so glad that we had the neighbor hood get together several years ago. Peace be with Mrs. Carver and all the family.

  14. kay clinch says:

    I just heard about Helen death. I am so sorry to hear about it. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. I have many fond memories of her and family.
    I only wish I had heard sooner.

    As ever,

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