Canton Obituary: Helen Salem Linehan, 91

Services for Linehan will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, in Norwood.

Helen Salem Linehan, 91, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, after a long illness, according to CurrentObituary.com.

Linehan died at home in the company of family. She was the high school class valedictorian of North Brookfield and a graduate of Boston University. She owned her own stenography business, was the publications editor and publisher for the Federal Tax Institute of New England and was office manager for the family engineering business, Linehan & Associates. Helen loved gardening, cooking, especially Syrian cuisine, and vacationing in the Caribbean with her brother Dick and sister-in-law Margie. She was known to be quick-witted and very forthright with great writing and editing skills. She attended Trinity Community Church in Norwood.

Linehan was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Francis; parents Arthur and Sarah Salem; and brothers Ernest, Henry and Richard. She is survived by sons Clark, John, and Paul; Paul’s wife Sue, John’s wife Julie, and Clark’s partner Alison; grandchildren Megan, Jack, Shannon, David, Kevin, Patrick, Kelly, and Christina; her brother Robert and cousin Genevieve Moses; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Trinity Community Church, 234 Walpole St., in Norwood. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:

Zoo New England
1 Franklin Park Rd.
Boston, MA 02121


Family Autism Center of Westwood
789 Clapboardtree Street
Westwood, MA 02090

Special thanks go to Steward Hospice Care and special caregivers Kathy, Sara, and Sarah.


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