Helen A. McKinnon, 89

Nov 27, 2019 by

Published November 29, 2019

EVERETT — Helen A. (Rosolko) McKinnon, 89, died at her home in Everett on November 20, 2019.

Helen was born in Jamaica Plain, was raised in Everett, graduated from Everett High School and from Simmons College with a bachelor’s degree. Mrs. McKinnon was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Everett and a longtime member of Immaculate Conception Church. Helen enjoyed playing scrabble, knitting and sewing, puzzles and playing slot machines. She was a lover of animals great or small and was known to take in any animal in need.

Helen was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Robert F. McKinnon. Loving mother of Jill McKinnon of Wakefield and Robert McKinnon and his wife Christine of Vienna, Va. Caring sister of the late Stan Rosolko and his late wife Barbara. Also survived by her beloved feline companion Nellie as well as many good friends, neighbors, nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Monday, November 25, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett. Interment  followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741 or at www.bestfriends.org. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com

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