Helen Marie (Laskey) Bourinot of Kittery, Maine, formerly of Calabash, NC, Vero Beach, FL, Savannah, GA and Medford, MA died on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. She was 95. She graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1946.
Helen was raised in West Medford, the sixth of nine children born to the late Helen M. (Vigneau) and Herbert ‘Bob’ Laskey. Beloved wife of the late Leslie M. ‘Les’ Bourinot who died in 2005. Devoted mother of Bruce A. Bourinot of NH. Cherished sister of Roberta M. Cooper Shoemaker (MHS ’53) and Claire A. Frye (MHS ’55) both of Maine. Preceded in death by her cherished siblings Margaret E. Blakely, Robert F. ‘Bobby’ Laskey, George A. ‘Sonny’ Laskey, Edith L. Carroll, Alfred H. ‘Al’ Laskey, Peter I. ‘Pete’ Laskey (MHS ’56). Dear sister-in-law of Theresa P. (Mascheri) Laskey, Bruce Bourinot and Pauline (Bourinot) Caputo. Survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Helen worked as a teenager at Buttrick’s Ice Cream in Arlington and in Winchester for the New England Bell Telephone Company. Helen and Les married in Medford in 1947. After Les took a job in Florida, she worked in the meat market at the Piggly Wiggly Supermarket in Vero Beach until 1963 when they moved to Savannah, GA.
Helen was a woman of many talents. She loved painting with her focus on seagulls, the ocean and beach scenes. She was a well-respected, cherished and dedicated childcare owner in Savannah for many decades. She taught young children manners and respect while offering them a wonderful place to learn while playing. She worked summers at Ben’s Market on Wells Beach, ME, spent countless hours going to flea markets and antiquing with her girlfriends in North Carolina. She enjoyed walking the beach, cooking, cruising around Calabash in her PT Cruiser and reading her gossip magazines.
Helen lived the past five years at Durgin Pines where every person she met became a friend. She danced through the hallways in her colorful moo-moo dresses greeting the staff and fellow residents with her infectious smile and cheery "Hellos".
Helen was Loved, Cherished and Adored by everyone. She will be Missed deeply.
In keeping with Helen’s wishes, her Funeral Services are Private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s name may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016-5337 or online at support.kidney.org
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