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Helen E. Brackett NEWPORT—Helen E. Brackett, 79, died February 5, 2007 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born May 4, 1927 in North Dighton, MA, a daughter of Lloyd and Winnifred (Spendlove) Horton. She retired from the Dexter Shoe Company in Dexter. Helen was a longtime member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna, which was very important to her. She was a member of the church choir, director of the nursery, director of the junior church, and the Good News Club. She enjoyed working with the children. She was also actively involved in Hospital Chaplaincy, and was a member of the Happy Hour Club. Helen was also a volunteer driver for the Road to Recovery program. She loved miniature golf, reading, crafts, and spending time with her many friends. She was also a breast cancer survivor. Helen loved her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice and husband Harlow Post of St. Albans, and Laura and husband Joseph Kelleher of Newport; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Aubry, Sarah and Scott King, and Ryan Rowe; 6 great grandchildren, Ethan and Ebon Aubry, Topanga, Emerald and Remington King, and Xavier Rowe; a brother, David Horton of MA; and 2 sisters, Ruth Brackett and Marjorie Wilbur, both of FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Brackett, son, Donald Brackett, Jr, and a brother, Lloyd Horton. There will be no visitation.

A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 17th, at the Pleasant Street Christian Church with the Rev. Edward Jaworski officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Street Christian Church, 29 St. Albans Road, Corinna, ME 04928. Those who wish may sign an on-line guest register at

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