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HAMPDEN - Helene M. (Pelkey) Jacobs, 78, passed away April 21, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Bangor, Nov. 17, 1935, the daughter of Richard and Edna (Leathers) Pelkey.

Helene was a graduate of Bangor High School Class of 1953 and had made her home in Hampden since the 1950's. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Whitcomb and her husband, Terry, her son, Daniel Jacobs and his wife, Susan, sister, Shirley Gagnon and her husband, Robert, two grandchildren, Curtis Whitcomb and Christopher Whitcomb and his wife, Laurie, two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Addison, niece and nephew. She was predeceased by her husband, Leo G. Jacobs in 1988. Helene's family thanks St. Joseph Hospital and Eastern Maine Medical Center for the loving, and comforting care that she was given during her illness.

Private interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Hampden. Memorial gifts may be made to Cancer Care of Maine, C/O EMHS Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, 04402-0931. Arrangements entrusted to Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Avenue, Hampden.
Published on  April 23, 2014
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