Helen S (O’Keefe) Kolodziej, 103, of Peabody, died peacefully Sunday evening November 22 at the Pilgrim Nursing Home in Peabody following a brief illness. She was the devoted wife of the late John “Kelly” Kolodziej.
Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Ruane) O’Keefe. She was raised and educated in Danvers and has lived in Peabody for most of her life.
Helen was a waitress for many years at the Salem Country Club in Peabody and Hector’s in New Hampshire before retiring years ago.
Helen enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting, knitting, gardening, and shopping as well. Her favorite activity though was spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her seven sons and six daughters-in-law, John Kolodziej of Peabody, Walter and Mimi Kolodziej of Windham, NH, Peter and Lori Kolodziej of Saugus, Paul and Charlene Kolodziej of Peabody, Thomas and Colleen Kolodziej of Peabody, James and Diane Kolodziej of Hudson, FL and Anthony and Jeanne Kolodziej of Peabody. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Following cremation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated next spring at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Peabody.
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