Obituary of Helen Linsler
Helen M. Linsler, age 96 of Addison, NY, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Corning Hospital, Corning. Helen was born on March 4, 1922 in Franklinville, NY, the daughter of the late Chris P. and the late Stella (Dineen) McClory. She was a graduate of SUNY Brockport, class of 1943. She married Edward J. Linsler on July 10, 1946 at St. Philomena Church in Franklinville, NY. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1985.
Helen began her teaching career in Franklinville Central School before relocating to Addison Central School where she taught 2nd grade for 17 years before retiring in 1981. Helen was a faithful member of Sts. Isidore and Maria Torriba Parish, and cherished her Catholic faith. In her free time, Helen enjoyed watching Syracuse Basketball. She will be remembered as a source of joy to all who came to know her and most importantly as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and dear friend to many.
She is survived by sons: Rev. Christopher E. Linsler of Horseheads, NY, Daniel J. Linsler (Jeanne Bohomey) of Addison, NY, Edward J. (Lori) Linsler of Addison, NY; grandchildren: Edward M. Linsler, Emily M. Linsler; sisters-in-law, Alice McClory Stokes of Ellicottville, NY, Mary Jane Skeels of Little Valley, NY; and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Edward, Helen was predeceased by brothers: Donald (Billie) McClory, Leonard (Kathleen & Jean) McClory, Chris E. McClory; brothers-in-law: J. Paul Linsler, Milton “Bud” Skeels; sister-in-law, Eunice Linsler; nieces and nephews: Alice McClory Snyder, Patricia McClory Clark, Timothy McClory; and special cousin, Myrtle McClory Smith.
Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home, 10 Wall St., Addison, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 51 Maple St., Addison, NY, Rev. Christopher E. Linsler officiating. Burial will take place in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ellicottville, NY on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen’s name may be made to St. Mary Our Mother Church or St. Mary Our Mother School Scholarship Fund; c/o 816 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845 or to St. Catherine of Siena Church, 51 Maple St., Addison, NY 14801.
Helen’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Elcor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Guthrie Corning Hospital for the professional and compassionate care provided to their mother and grandmother.