Hinsdale, NH - Helen Baldasaro Bolden passed away on December 25, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was 102 years old and was the oldest resident of Hinsdale, New Hampshire.
Helen was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on September 15, 1914 to Frank and Mary (Freda) Baldasaro, immigrants from Italy.
She attended St. Michael, Green Street, Canal Street and Oak Grove Schools and was known to be the class comedian. As part of her childhood, she was also a "Reed Street kid."
On September 1, 1934 she was married at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church by Rev. James Rand to Alex "Chubby" Bolden of Hinsdale, and remained faithful to "her Chubby" until her dying day.
Helen was employed at White Washburn and later Gratton Weeks Paper Company for 17 years. She was very proud to be a wife, mother and homemaker, and family always came first. Helen was a real old fashioned gal who valued her friends and enjoyed their many outings. An excellent cook, she excelled in Italian and Ukrainian/Russian dishes. Her pizza and pierogi were the best!
She leaves her daughter, Nancy Stephens and husband, Walter, of Hinsdale; two grandchildren, Julie Stephens Stoughton of Hinsdale and Lisa Stephens of Boston; great grandson, Gregory Stoughton and wife, Megan and great great grandchildren, Lucas and Katelyn, of Vernon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Helen was predeceased by her husband, Alex, on May 19, 1963, and by her older sister, Lena Parizo and younger brother, Joseph Baldasaro, both of Brattleboro.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hinsdale. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery will take place in the springtime when the cemetery reopens.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to Mary Queen of Peace Parish (St. Joseph's Church), 161 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.