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Helen McKiernan

Helen McKiernan (Joyal)

February 13th, 1942 - January 10th, 2020
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Obituary

Helen V. (Joyal) McKiernan, 77, Au Sable Forks, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home on January, 10, 2020. Helen married William “Bill” McKiernan and they were married for 51 years. Throughout life, their family moved around the country as Bill transferred to different jobs. They lived in Florida, Texas, California, Nevada, Kansas, and their home in Au Sable Forks.

One of Helen’s favorite pastimes was when they lived in Las Vegas, she would go to Arizona Charlie’s every Friday to play nickel video poker. While living there, they made many lifelong friends who were like family. Helen also enjoyed knitting for family and friends and made countless afghans.

Left behind to cherish Helen's precious memories are her devoted daughter Linda McKiernan of Au Sable Forks, New York; and her brother John Joyal of Connecticut; great-great nephew Konnor Joyal; her brother & sister-in-law Edward & Jackie Joyal of Canada; Helen is also survived by sister-in-law Janice McKiernan of Arizona; her brothers-in-law John "Whitey" White of Georgia, and Larry Razzano of Johnstown, New York. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; as well as cousins and a few close family friends of a lifetime; along with many lifelong friends in Las Vegas.

Preceding Helen in death are her parents Howard and Elizabeth "Liz" Joyal who were lifelong residents of Au Sable Forks. It's where Helen and her siblings grew up and attended Au Sable Forks Elementary / Jr. High and High School. Helen is also predeceased by beloved infant son Edward "Little Eddie" Joyal; and her husband William "Bill" McKiernan. Helen's siblings who have gone Home before her are: Patricia (Jordon) Righi: Robert "Bobby" Joyal; Margaret (John) Kane;
Mary White; Paula (William "Bill") O'Donnell; and Laura Razzano.

Helen’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to High Peaks Hospice, especially Ashley and Dee, who cared for Helen so deeply.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Holy Name, 10 Church Street, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912, with reception to follow at the Holy Name Parish Center, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912.

Services were entrusted to Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks, New York.
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Service Details

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    February 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    February 1st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Church of the Holy Name
    Address
    10 Church Lane
    Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
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    Officiant
    Fr. Kris Lauzon
  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
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  • Reception

    Location
    Holy Name Parish Center
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Au Sable Forks, NY 12912
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    Notes
    Reception following Memorial Service

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Jana Deyoe

Posted at 09:16am
Helen I know that you danced your way to heaven.
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Almetta and Almetta Iverson

Posted at 04:04pm
Sorry for your loss of Helen today. Dennis and I are sending prayers and hugs to all.
We have so many memories of Helen and Bill. All the coffee we drank at McDonalds with the group. You Linda and my grands cutting up. Gods Blessing to you, Dennis and Almetta
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