Helen's Story

PRESQUE ISLE - Helen V. Dyke, 94, a former resident of Jay, currently of Leisure Village, Presque Isle, died Saturday, May 9th, 2015, at the Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Helen was born December 16, 1920, in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Charles C. Cushman and Hazel (Bigelow) Cushman.

She was a 1939 graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn and attended University of Maine. On February 21, 1941, in Westbrook, she married her husband of 56 years, Ronald A. Dyke of Livermore Falls. He passed away October 17, 1997. Helen and her husband lived and raised their family in Lewiston, NY for many years before returning to Maine. She devoted her time caring for her family and her home, as well as working at Wheatfield Central School in Niagara for several years

Helen was a former member of Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown, NY, Washburn Chapter Order of Eastern Star in Livermore Falls, Livermore Falls Woman's Club, Wilson Lake Golf and Country Club in Wilton, and had attended the Congregational Church in Wilton. She enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Thomas G. Dyke of Madawaska and Presque Isle; her daughter, Janet Dunstan and husband, Brian of Youngstown, New York; 5 grandchildren, Susan Guidry and husband, Roy, Jr. of Presque Isle; John Mang of Charlotte, NC, Barry Dunstan and wife, Jill of West Seneca, NY, Kathleen Watkins and husband, Jon of Charleston, SC, and Courtney Glenn and husband, Scott of Lewiston, NY; 5 great-grandchildren, Jace, Giselle, Adeline, Myla and Blake. She was predeceased by her daughter, Shirley Mang; two sons, Stephen and LCPL Stanton Dyke; daughter-in-law, Muriel Dyke; her brothers, Charles, Richard and Robert Cushman; sister, Shirley Jefferson; and brother-in-law, Joe Jefferson.

Funeral services will be held 1PM on Thursday, May 14th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be 11-1 PM prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery, 51 Fayette Road, Livermore Falls, Maine.

Messages of condolence may be sent to:www.finleyfunerahome.com
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