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Helen (Start) Soule

October 30, 1915 May 11, 2010
Helen (Start) Soule
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Fairfield – Helen (Start) Soule, a longtime resident of Fairfield, VT, passed away May 11, 2010, in the early morning, with her daughter, Emily by her side, at the Brookside Nursing Home. She had suffered a long period of declining health over a number of years. She was born on October 30, 1915, in Bakersfield, VT to Frank and Lucy (Stevenson) Start. Her brother, Chancy Start and sister-in-law, Manow, have preceded her in death. Her niece, Beth McGinn, resides in St. Albans with her family. Helen graduated from Brigham Academy and the University of Vermont, where she received a degree in Home Economics. She later completed a post graduate course through Polly Clinic Hospital in New York City, in order to become a dietician. While attending U.V.M. she was in the Sorority, Phi Beta Kappa. Helen was a member of the Card Club of Fairfield, was very involved in the Fairfield community and for many years was organist at the East Fairfield Congregational Church. Helen met Carlton Parker Soule of Fairfield, when attending Brigham Academy. They later attended U.V.M. together and eventually married in 1953. Carlton passed away in 1979. They shared a lifelong love and had two children. Their son, Frank Allen Soule was born in 1955 and passed away in 1989. Helen is survived by her daughter, Emily (Soule) McCormick and son-in-law, Timothy and her loving grandchildren, Erika and Dylan. In addition, Helen has also been blessed with nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen has touched the hearts of many people throughout her life and I am very grateful to have had her as my mother. Helen’s family will receive friends on Saturday May 15, 2010, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the United Church of Bakersfield / Fairfield in Bakersfield. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the church with the Reverend Lyle M. Miller, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Soule family lot in Bradley Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the United Church of Bakersfield/Fairfield, P.O. Box 215, Bakersfield, Vermont 05441. Assisting the Soule family is Raymond “Rett” Heald of the Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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