Helen V. Larrabee

AUGUSTA – Helen V. Larrabee passed away on Nov. 2, 2021 at the age of 100.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1920 in Augusta to Miles and Sadie (Densmore) Mitton, one of 11 children.

Helen married Philip R. Larrabee Sr. on March 20, 1946, and they had four children, the twins Philip Jr. and Marsha, Jeff and Joan.

She was a stay at home until the twins were old enough to watch the younger two. She then held jobs at W.T. Grants, Chernowsky’s and AMHI as a clerk typist, retiring in 1988.

After Dad’s passing on Nov. 13,1992, she was blessed to have family and friends to keep her busy with trips to Moosehead with Patty Havey and the Wheelock Family. She was fortunate to be able to spend many winters in Florida with her sister, Leta Colson and Patty. She then stayed with her niece, Sandra and Steve Crockett in Bonita Springs, Fla.

She learned to play the card game hand and foot later in life and was ready for a game anytime, anywhere, often with Patty, Barbara Davis and Nancy Cole.

The Church of the Nazarene was a big part of her life, being a member since it started in the “Gospel Tent” in 1927. Helen’s church family, especially Marie Graves would often take her out for lunch after church and take her home when mother finally stopped driving at the age of 92. And special thanks to Sally Mitton for continuing to do her hair after she went into long term care.

Mother was predeceased by her parents; 10 brothers and sisters; her husband; and son, Philip R. Larrabee Jr. on Feb. 27, 2019.

Helen is survived by son, Jeff Larrabee of Florida, and daughters Joan Williams of Winthrop and Marsha (Bruce) Unangst of Augusta; also, nine grandchildren, Kristina (Lee) Gibbs and Michelle (Adam) Swanger of Virginia, Russ (Barbara) Larrabee and Erin Larrabee of Florida, Angela Larrabee and partner Gabe Wentworth of Oakland, Jason (Hillary) Larrabee of Lewiston, Lisa (Corey) Buzzell and Doug Williams of Winthrop, Andrea Woodard and partner Shaun of Manchester. She had 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

We wish to thank Glenridge LTC and especially the Garden staff for being so good to our mother when we could no longer have her with us. Also, thanks to Beacon Hospice.

To honor her wishes and due to Covid concerns there will be no visitation or service. She will be laid to rest next to Dad at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Augusta.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at http://www.familyfirstfh.com.

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