Obituary: Helen I. Orpen

Helen I. Orpen, at 77
Hull resident Helen Irene (McCarthy) Orpen died Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the age of 77.
Mrs. Orpen was born into a very large family and was raised in Charlestown. She moved to Hull in 1970. She worked in sales for Talbots and Gem-O-Rama for many years prior to her retirement. 
She was a wonderful woman, who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. 
She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Orpen; loving mother of John H. Orpen and his wife, Kathleen, of Hanson; Stephen J. Orpen and his wife, Susan, of Sutton; Patrice M. Pumphrey and her companion, James Watts, of Hull; and David W. Orpen and his wife, Jill, of Hull. She was the cherished grandmother of 10 and also enjoyed two great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Orpen also leaves her siblings: Charles McCarthy, Margaret O’Callahan, Elaine Dykens, Marilyn Young, Velna Marsden, and Michael McCarthy. She was the sister of the late Robert McCarthy, Jean Bossi, and Patricia Hendrickson. 
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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