|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1928|
|Death: ||May 29, 2006|
Rev. George Helfrich
The Rev. George J. Helfrich, 78, died May 28, after an April 21 spinal cord injury.
Ordained May 5, 1954, he had been a priest for more than 52 years. He served at St. Aloysius and St. Martha (Morton Grove) parishes. He had lived at St. Eugene parish in Chicago after his retirement, before moving to St. Benedict Home in Niles, but had continued to assist at St. Eugene's when extra priests were needed.
"He was a wonderful person," said the Rev. James O'Brien, pastor at St. Eugene's. "He was fluent in Italian and English. A brilliant man, he was a real gentleman."
His body will lie in state from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at St. Eugene, 7958 W. Foster Ave., Chicago. There will be morning visitation from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Friday. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. Memorial contributions would be appreciated to St. Eugene parish or St. Benedict Nursing Center, Niles.
Rev. Helfrich was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marie (nee Cleary.) He is survived by a brother, Howard, and a sister-in-law, Katie; nieces and nephews Patty (Tony) Hall, Mary, Gene (Chris) and Steve Helfrich; grand-nieces Casey and Amy Hall and grand-nephews Todd, Ben and Dan Helfrich; and cousins Tom (Lillian) Roeser, Barbara Coffey, Mary W. (John) Prucha and Leda (Carl) Kulawinski.
George J. Helfrich (1895 - 1962)
Maria A Cleary Helfrich (1895 - 1956)
Saint Joseph Cemetery
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