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Helen Mary Jasinski Crews
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1914
Swampscott
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1996
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

Born in Swampscott, Ma., of Polish descent---her parents being John and Mary Buba/Bubacz Jasinski. Helen's mother died when she was very young, and her father, (who was a "saloon keeper" in New Bedford, Ma.), had no way to look after his children and work at the same time, so they were put into St. Hedwig's Industrial School in Niles, Ill. (Why Illinois, I don't know unless other relatives had relocated there.) Helen ran away from the school at the age of 14, and ended up being a "nanny" or "governess" for the children of a wealthy family, where she met her future husband, Jack Crews, a NC native---which was a big, big mistake on her part. But she was very inexperienced and na´ve at the time. They went to Brooklyn NY for a time during World War II, and lived in an apartment overlooking the East River where the Statue of Liberty could be seen from their window. (The same area where the movie "The Sentinal" was filmed in the '70's.) They married in the state of New York, and after the war, they moved to the Greensboro NC area and remained there. She always felt uncomfortable in the South---possibly because in earlier days there weren't too many northerners or Catholics in the area. (But then, she wasn't made to feel too welcome either.) She mostly kept to herself. 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Buba Jasinski (1887 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Jack Harger Crews (1914 - 1999)
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: SleepingDog
Record added: May 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8810346
Helen Mary <i>Jasinski</i> Crews
Added by: SleepingDog
 
 
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I don't believe you had too many happy Christmases while you were here. You were always trying to keep someone else happy. So I truly hope you are in a better place now. Can't believe you'd be almost 100 years old if you were still here.
- Barbara Crews Burt
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
 
 
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