April 30, 2013

Helen M. Vincelette


---- — MASSENA — Helen M. Vincellette, 80, formerly of 69 Water Street, passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at the Highland Nursing Home, where she was a resident since October 2009. Helen was born March 13, 1932, in Dundee, Quebec, the daughter of the late James and Mary Lachomska Kazulak. She attended schools in Dundee.

On Sept. 19, 1949, she married Maurice E. Vincellette at St. Agnes Church in Dundee. He predeceased her on Dec. 31, 1999. Helen was a homemaker and once worked part-time for Dorothy Brothers at Levine's Store in Fort Covington. She was a communicant of St. Mary's of the Fort Catholic Church, where she was active with St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society.

Helen was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing badminton with her husband, fishing, playing cards, and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed crafting, knitting, crocheting, and putting jigsaw puzzles together. She was an excellent cook and baker who loved gardening and canning the rewards of her garden. Helen is survived by her children, Sheila Brockway of Plattsburgh and her children Andrew and Matthew Brockway; Cindy Cromie and her husband Patrick, and his children, Brian Cromie and Heather Green; Pamela Brockway and her husband Russell, and their children, Michael and Tira Brockway and Nicole and Richard Redmond; her great-grandchildren, Robert King, Alex Redmond, and Teiryn Brockway; her step great-grandchildren, Caroline, Sabella, and Ainsley Cromie, Ethan Green, Christopher Redmond, and Johl and Jakob Benedict. Helen is also survived by her sister, Isabelle Beckstead of Cornwall, Ontario; her brother, James and his wife Norma Kazulak of Champlain; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, Annie Ghostlaw, Victoria Patterson, George Kazulak, John Kazulak, Sylvia Stark, Harold Kazulak, Arthur Kazulak, Katherine Rossevier and Flora Kazulak.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. May 9, at St. Mary's of the Fort Catholic Church, with Rev. Martin E. Cline, celebrating. A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m., prior to the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Highland Nursing Home Activities Fund, 182 Highland Road, Massena, NY 13662

Arrangements are with Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena, where memories and condolences may be shared online at