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Helen A. (Maguda) Kurnik
May 24, 1928 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Helen Ann (Maguda) Kurnik, 95, of Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Masonicare of Wallingford. Helen was born on May 24, 1928 and raised in the Maguda family homestead on Percival Avenue in Berlin. Helen was the youngest of 11 children. Helen was very close with all of her siblings and loved them all, but was especially close with her sister Ann. Helen graduated from the original Berlin High School in 1945 and stayed close to home and worked at various jobs in her community. Helen met the love of her Henry (Hank) Walter Kurnik of New Britain and in dreaming of being a June bride, they were married at St. Paul Church in Kensington on June 16, 1951. Helen loved being married and prided herself on her family. She was a longtime employee of New Britain Machine, and was also employed by Berlin Public Schools and New Britain General Hospital. Helen was predeceased by her husband Henry (Hank), a son Peter, and many beloved family members.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her family, and loved traveling to Cape Cod when her family was young, and held those memories dear to her heart. She took great pride in keeping a tidy house and making the BEST homemade bread and pierogies! She is survived by her two sons, David and his wife Kathleen of Marblehead, MA, and Brian and his wife Amy of Berlin, and three grandchildren, Jack, William and Madeline Kurnik of Berlin. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. The family extends their sincerest thanks to the caring staff of Masonicare in Wallingford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Church, 461 Alling St., Kensington. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, New Britain. Visitation will be on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Hwy., Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations in Helen’s memory to The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.