Helen was born in Clinton, a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Freel) Alzapiedi. She was raised and educated in Clinton and married Quintin J. Cristy in 1955 with whom she would spend 20 years up until his passing in May 1975.
Helen was a hairdresser and cosmetologist and worked for many years at Louis Bregov in Leominster. Her interests included playing golf, especially with her girlfriends at The International Country Club where she and her husband were longtime members. She enjoyed dancing, crochet and knitting when she wasn’t found on the golf course.
In heaven Helen joins her husband, Quintin J. Cristy; her son, Kevin J. Mitchell; her brothers, James, Howard, Richard, and Raymond Alzapiedi; and her sister Dorothy Harlick.
Helen leaves her son, Brian F. Cristy and his wife Moira of Auburn; her three grandchildren, Evan, Tricia and Jennifer; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Helen's life by gathering for calling hours Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury, where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lancaster.
Honor Helen's memory with a donation to the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.