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Helen T. (Flanagan) Dibble

January 17, 1939 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 81)


Helen Theresa (Flanagan) Dibble, 81, formerly of Chestnut Street passed away Monday at the Jewish Nursing Home in Longmeadow. She was born in Galway, Ireland on January 17, 1939 to the late Michael and Ellen (Collins) Flanagan.  She has lived here since 1956. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield and a member of their Over 60 Club. She also was a member of the John Boyle O’Reilly Club. Helen was a great friend to all who knew her and was very proud of her Irish heritage. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wayne A. Dibble in 2005. She was the loving sister of Michael Flanagan of Ireland, Mary Shea of Springfield and the late Noreen Griffin and Patrick Flanagan. She also leaves several nieces and nephews. There will be a Private Burial at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Toomey-O’Brien Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 or to Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01104. 

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