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“To Stephen, Peter and family.It is with the deepest regrets we acknowledge Helen's passing. Arthur was a Prince but Helen was the Saint to all. Our...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Kelly - Pooler, GA

“Peter, Stephan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with her at the arnold...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Noelle Romano - burlington, MA

“To Stephen and Peter,I'm so grateful that your mom and my mom Marjorie were the best of friends throughout the years. She was the most wonderful...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: jane LeBlanc Sheils - burlington, MA

“"When someone we love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." May treasured memories of your sweet mother/grandma bring you peace and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Espinosa - Fort Wayne, IN

“To the LaHaise family,my brother Dave and myself wish to offer our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mom.Helen was the glue that kept all...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Waltham, MA

“At this time of sorrow, may you find comfort in your memories. Monica (Glenn & Joanne Young's oldest granddaughter) ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Monica Palumbo - Plainville, MA

“LaHaise Family, Helen was a friend of my mom Josephine Furdon. She was always a lovely person and a part of their "Manhattan Club " when I...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Baker - Waltham, MA - Friend

“To Stephen, Rosemary and the LaHaise Family, Bill and I did not know Helen well, but she made quite the impression on us when we met her once,...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Theresa Wyatt - Derby, NY

“My heartfelt condolences to Stephen and family on this tremendous loss. I will always remember Helen for the wonderful , caring and loving person...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Hannigan - Millbury, MA

“Always remember Helen smiling and being genuinely friendly.She and Arthur, along with her boys were life-long friends of our family.She was a 1st...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Brian & Ann Kelly - Friend

“Dear Peter & Steven LaHaise & Family. We loved Helen & Arthur. They were wonderful people and will remember them always. Paul & Margaret Kelly &...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Kelly - No. Andover, MA

“I will forever call her Auntie Helen. Will always be part of my family.We are all blessed to have such an angel be part of our lives.Love you...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Betsy Madison - Ashland, MA

“So sorry for the loss of your mother.Thoughts and prayers sent to the LaHaiise Family during this difficult time. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: sara leblanc horne - Merrimack, NH

“Nana I'm so sorry to hear you past away. At least no one could beat your apple pies. And making bacon and eggs in the mornings at your house ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: David LaHaise Jr. (DJ) - FL


Waltham – Mrs. Helen J. (McCusker) LaHaise, of Waltham, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Arnold House in Stoneham. She was 92.

Helen was born on March 3, 1926 in Newton, a daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Mayhew) McCusker. A graduate of Waltham High School she later married Jamaica Plain native C. Arthur LaHaise, Jr. in 1948 in Saint Charles Borromeo Church. Arthur died on August 31, 2010.

Until her retirement Helen worked for years at Waltham Saving Bank which later became Sterling Bank where she was well known for her expertise in the life insurance and mortgage departments.

Helen was a member of the Women's group of the Waltham/Watertown Lodge of Elks #953 and served as a Eucharistic minister at Saint Mary's Church.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, Arthur she was predeceased by her siblings, Margaret Weagle, Richard and Peter McCusker, Mary Anne Barry and Kathleen Burrie.

Helen leaves her children, Peter A. LaHaise (Mary Anne) of Chelmsford, Stephen P. LaHaise (Rosemary) of Waltham and David L. LaHaise (Linda) of Vero Beach, Florida; her grandchildren Kristen, Courtney, David, Nicole, Eric, Stephanie, Jessica, Kevin, Brian, Natalie and Jesse; her sister, Joan Walsh of Dartmouth; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Helen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, September 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

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