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Helen F. (Stranberg) Riddle

Helen F. (Stranberg) Riddle, 95 of Bay Road, Hamilton, wife of the late Warren Riddle, died Friday, May 21, 2021 in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness.

Born in Quincy on April 15, 1926, one of four children of the late James H. and Helen F. (Gannon) Stranberg, she was raised in Quincy, a graduate of Quincy Public Schools. As a young woman she was employed for several years as a bank teller. Married in 1950, the Riddles soon made their home and raised their family in Hamilton. In addition to raising her family she enjoyed many hours of sewing, baking and bowling.

Helen was a longtime member of the Christ Church of Hamilton & Wenham, a member of the V.O.A. Birka Lodge #732 of Hamilton, where she participated in the folk dance group, the Spiran Lodge #98 of Rockport, and the Hamilton Garden Club, and she served as a Girl Scout Leader when her daughters were young.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy A. Pare and her husband Richard of Maine, Susan Perry of Haverhill, Pamela J. Morris and her husband Timothy of Hamilton; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the late Virginia McCarthy, Robert and James Stranberg.

Her funeral service will be held 10 am Wednesday, May 26 in the Christ Church of Hamilton & Wenham, 149 Asbury Street, Hamilton followed by interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. Family and friends are cordially invited. Visiting hours will be 5 to 7 pm Tuesday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich.


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