November 5, 1930 - January 23, 2017
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts | Age 86
Mrs. Helen E. (McLeod) Caswell, of Shrewsbury, died at home on Monday, January 23, 2017 with her children by her side. She was 86.
Born on November 5, 1930 in Haverhill she was a daughter of the late Fulton G. and Lila (Allen) McLeod. Raised and educated in Haverhill she graduated from Haverhill High School Class of 1948 and later McIntosh Business School in Haverhill. She married Edward J. Caswell on April 14, 1956 in Church of the Nazarene in Haverhill. They later moved to Shrewsbury in 1971. After 58 years of marriage, Ed died on December 1, 2014.
Helen had a variety of office positions at the former Oliver M. Dean Co., in Shrewsbury before retiring.
She was a former longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Shrewsbury. Helen and Ed enjoyed traveling including several cross country trips after retirement and spending time at their cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee. Other interests of Helen's included reading, puzzles, quilting, outdoor activities, cooking and baking.
She leaves her children, James E. Caswell Sr. and his wife, Mary (Harrison), of Shrewsbury and Jan E. (Caswell) Barlow and her husband, Roy, of Brimfield; her grandchildren, James E. Caswell Jr. of Webster, Sarah A. (Caswell) Lawton and her husband, John, of Dudley; a sister-in-law, Gretchen (Page) Caswell, of Haverhill; several nieces and nephews including, Carlene 'Carrie' (Clay) Segeberg of San Antonio, Texas, Cheryl Perkins of Haverhill and William Caswell of E. Kingston, New Hampshire; great-nieces & great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Verna (McLeod) (Clay) Perkins.
Friends and family will gather privately in Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. There are no calling hours.
Honor Helen's passion for reading with a contribution to The Shrewsbury Public Library, Outreach Program, 609 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time.
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