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Janice M. (Bontempo) Helein

Janice M. (Bontempo) Helein
  • February 13, 1946 - February 21, 2020
  • Melrose, Massachusetts
  • In lieu of flowers, the Helein family suggests memorial contributions be made to:)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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We are so sorry for your loss. My children and grandchildren all were patients at Winchester
pediatrics for the last forty years. Everyone loved Janice and her loving and patient way she dealt with nervous children. Her personality was always a smile and treated my family with such kindness. Our prayers and thoughts with all of you
Sheila McGlynn

Posted by: Sheila Mcglynn - Medford, KY - Friend   Feb 25, 2020

To the 'Bontempo/Helein' families, Jan will be missed so very, very much, and is's a nightmare to think that she is no longer with us. She was/is a wonderful, wonderful friend, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt to ALL...Loved by so, so many. Very Heartbreaking to All left behind. Jan watch over your family/friends the best you are able, and Keep an good eye on Connie, Your BestSister Friend....Rest in Peace, Dolly!!!! Carolyn, and Renee Gunther..xoxoxoxo

Posted by: carolyn gunther - Saugus, MA - Family Friend   Feb 25, 2020

Sorry for loss. May she RIP, and I'm sure she will be looking over you and your family.


Posted by: Bob Russo - North Reading, MA - Friend   Feb 25, 2020

There are no words to express how deeply saddened we are.. Our Love, and prayers are with you all... Until we meet again Janice Rest in Peace....... Much Love, Eddie &Linda

Posted by: LINDA HELEIN - BURLINGTON, MA   Feb 25, 2020

My heart is broken and torn apart. I loved my Janice like a sister. We met in kindergarten and became as close as sisters could ever be. I was her jester and she was my cheerleader. We told each other how much we loved each other over these past three months and as I write this with tears in my eyes, I need to tell you I love you, and will miss you every day...until we meet again

Posted by: Connie OConnor - Melrose - Friend   Feb 24, 2020

I have been trying to write a message for awhile now,every time i do the tears begin ,you were so Beautiful in every way you married my brother years ago and i gained a sister we never had any differences or arguments what so ever ,you were always so friendly and easy to talk to ,i am nissing you so much i can not believe you are no longer with us ,but i know you are at peace and are now with the many others we have lost too soon ,love you and miss you always .

Posted by: Sharon King - tewksbury, MA - Family Friend   Feb 24, 2020

My mom was very good friends with her and she also cared about me as well. Rest in peace Janice Helein.

Posted by: James Allen - Lowell, MA - Family   Feb 24, 2020

Janice was very popular in high school for good cause. She was pretty, a cheerleader and very outgoing. What I'll always remember about her, though, was that he popularity never went to her head. She was genuinely nice person, to everyone. That never changed over the years. It was probably 50 years since I saw her and when I did she greeted me like it was only a few days. I'm so sorry.

Posted by: Bill Barringer - North Reading, MA - Friend   Feb 24, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Helein family during this time. We have so many fond memories of Janice's welcoming smile and demeanor as well as the love and pride that she always showed for her dear family and friends. May the memories of all of the wonderful times you've shared through the years comfort you now.

Posted by: Tara & Jason Robillard - Rowley, MA   Feb 24, 2020

Dear Helein Family,
Your mother was one of the great ones. She was kind, compassionate and funny. I will miss our regular catch-ups when I brought my kids to the doctor's office. I am sure she and I spent more time chatting about our families than anything else during those appointments. She was so so very proud of her children and grandchildren. Sending love and prayers to you all.
-Kristen & Brian Crovo

Posted by: Kristen & Brian Crovo - Melrose, MA - Friend   Feb 24, 2020