Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval

  • Born: February 17, 1926
  • Died: February 9, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Helen M. (Hurliman) Duval, 93, of Melrose, passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Life Care Center of Stoneham following a lengthy illness. She is the wife of the late Frederick Duval.

Helen was born on February 17, 1926 in Quincy, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Schatzel) Hurliman. Helen grew up in Quincy and graduated from St. Mary's High School, she resided in Melrose for the past 69 years.

Helen worked at Lamson and Davis True Value Hardware in Malden as a cashier for many years. She previously worked for New England Telephone Company as a Switchboard Operator where she met her husband Frederick.

She was an avid bowler and was a member of the Melrose Bowling League and bowled for many years at the Melrose Bowladrome. She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the VFW, crocheting afghans for gifts and working in her Rose garden.

Loving mother of Thomas Duval and his wife Mary of Washington, DC, Brian W. Duval of Melrose, Bernice Smith and her husband Ben of Colchester, CT and the late Helen Marie Lawrence. Her son-in-law Marvin Lawrence, her brother-in- law George DeYoung. Grandmother of Erick, Shauna, Nicholas, Amanda and Thomas. She was the sister of the late Bernice DeYoung. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 PM. Funeral procession from the Gately Funeral Home, on Monday morning February 17th at 8:45 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Bunny and Tom, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a sweet lady. I would go to Helen's house and see her mom there all the time. So sorry for your loss. May too that Helen her daughter rest in peace

Posted by Denise ( Merchant). Corriere - Wakefield, MA - Friend   October 05, 2020

Brian,Tom & Bunny,
So sorry for your loss. I just found out. My deepest sympathies to all.

Posted by Judie Fairneny - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   February 21, 2020

Very sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Bill Ewell - Ripley, ME - Friend   February 19, 2020

Brian, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom, I hope all the wonderful memories you and your family have of her help to sustain you all during this difficult time....

Posted by Mary Laughton. (Dorman) - Peabody, MA - Acquaintance   February 19, 2020

Our family go way back - growing up in Melrose. The loss of my MOTHER last year is still fresh in my mind. I feel your pain. PEACE & LOVE

Posted by Jack Rahilly - Conway, NH - Family Friend   February 17, 2020

Sincerest condolences to all the family on the passing of your dear mother
from the Crescent Avenue Ryans. May loving memories shine brightly and bring peace and comfort to your hearts.
Marie Ryan & Family

Posted by marie ryan - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   February 16, 2020

To Tom, Brian and Bunny, sorry for your loss, your Mom was a very special lady.

RIP, Helen.

Kevin McGee
Fort Lauderdale

Posted by Kevin McGee - Fort Lauderdale, FL   February 16, 2020

I truly enjoyed working with Helen at Lamson & Davis and bowling with her in Melrose for all those years. She was wonderful friend to my mother and a great source of strength and love to her during her illness. My sincerest condolences to her family.

Posted by Sandie (Lamson) Fay - Woburn, MA - Friend   February 11, 2020

My sincere condolances to your family. What a loving grandmother to my daughter Shawna. She will be missed.

Posted by Melanie Doiron - Canada - Family Friend   February 11, 2020


Posted by Doiron - Canada - Family Friend   February 11, 2020

Sending much Love to all of you. She's resting In Jesus presence.

Posted by Susan Flynn - Tehachapi, CA - Family   February 11, 2020

my Aunt Helen will always hold a special place in my heart . So sorry Bunny, Brian , and Tommy.

Posted by Nancy Mcwalter - MA - Family   February 11, 2020

My heart goes out to Brian and his family God Bless You

Posted by Sally Kennedy French - Meredith, NH - Friend   February 11, 2020

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