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Helen McEnroe

Helen Smith McEnroe of Davis CA died peacefully on November 26, 2007 in the company of her daughters. Born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 29, 1920 she graduated from St. Josephs College in Hartford and later studied drama at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In June of 2000 she moved to Davis to be closer to her children in northern California. In the last year she lived in Astoria Vista, where she received excellent care and support from the facilitys loving staff. She was preceded in death by her husband John B. McEnroe, Jr. her husband of 30 years. She is survived by her seven children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren: John B. McEnroe III, Ann Arbor MI, his son Sean McEnroe, daughter Beth Landry and her two children Brenna and Colin also of Michigan, Mary Bryan (Bob) of Morristown N.J and her daughter Leigh Spielvogel of Jersey City, Meg Stone of Sonoma, CA and her son Christopher Stone of NY, NY, Clare Lindquist (Jerry) and her son Mike of San Raphael, CA, Elizabeth (Jay) Feick, of Woodland, CA and her son Will Thomson, Atlanta GA, Ellen (Devon) Zagory and her daughter and grandson Jenny and Brett Zagory, Davis, CA and Nancy McEnroe (Bob Phelps) and her two daughters Anne and Liz Phelps of Piedmont CA. She is also survived by her siblings, Elizabeth Duguid of Livingston, NJ, George Smith of North Andover, MA and Geraldine Cook of Wyomissing PA and their many children and grandchildren. Friends of the family are invited to a Mass of the Resurrection and following reception that will be held at Saint James Church on Monday, December 3, 2007 starting 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation may be sent to Yolo Hospice, PO Box 1014, Davis CA, 95617 or to Saint James School 1275 B St., Davis. Condolences may be sent to the family on the Wiscombes Davis Funeral Chapel website at www.wiscombefuneral.com.

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Dear Elizabetsy and family, We are so grateful to have shared some memories with your mother. We loved watching the fun Jack and Ella had visiting Helen and the joy and interest she always took in all their stories and personal mini recitals. What a lovely human being. We'll miss her. Thank you for the memories Helen. We'll miss you. With Love, Charlie, Janet, Jack & Ella

Charlie, Janet, Jack & Ella Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

Dear John, Mary,Meg, Clare, Betsy,Ellen and Nancy, My dad just called and told of your mother's passing. My memories of her were of a person who enjoyed life and embodied the qualities of grace and class. She was always special to us even though we didn't get to be with her too often. My parents always shared her Christmas letters with us and we loved hearing about you all. Love, Mary Elizabeth

Mary McEnroe Andrews Dec 3 2007 12:00 AM

Dear All, What a great spirit your mom was until the very end. She really died with grace and charm. Wishing you all much love. Warm Regards, Paula and Bob Bosler

Paula and Bob Bosler Dec 2 2007 12:00 AM

Dear John, Mary, Meg, Claire, Betsy,Ellen and Nancy, Your mom has always been on my list of most admired women. At all times, easy and hard, she conducted herself with class and grace. It was obvious that she was intelligent but never condesending to others. I always looked forward to her Christmas cards and was graced to have already received hers this year. It is special to me. I know you will miss her as will I. Maryellen

Maryellen Cook Remich Nov 30 2007 12:00 AM

Dear John, Mary, Clare, Betsy, Meg, Ellen and Nancy, My memories of your Mother are that of a lively, intelligent, interesting, loving and engaging person who always sent the best Christmas Card newsletters! We were lucky enough to have her visit us in 2000 (thanks, Betsy!) She will surely be missed.

Lorie Cook Roscitt Nov 30 2007 12:00 AM