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Frederick L. Helene, 84, of West Hartford, died April 17 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Faith (Orenstein) Helene for 59 years. Born in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of the late Harry W. and Augusta (Steinberg) Helene. He graduated from Framingham High School in 1946 and went right into the Navy. He was stationed in New Orleans on a destroyer for two years. After the Navy, he entered the University of Mass. and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He worked at Hamilton Standard for many years and later was a consultant in the Electromagnetic Interference field. He was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue for over 50 years and was a member of the Brotherhood and of its Minyanaires. He was a life member of the Jewish Children’s Service Organization, belonged to the Jewish Association of Community Living, was a summer Special Olympics volunteer for many years and was a Hadassah Associate. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Alan Helene and his wife, Marla, Robin and her husband, Alex Romero, and Gary Helene and his wife, Alissa; seven grandchildren, Jared and Hayley Helene, Rebecca Jo Romero, Nicolette, Yukon and Sophia Helene and Spencer Landis; a sister-in-law, Joycelle Platt and her children, Lori and Jerry Rappaport and their daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth; a nephew, Gordon Platt; an uncle, Sam Boris; and cousins Beth Boris, Phyllis and Ronald DeMaine and Barbara Cohen. Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford, CT 06117; Hadassah, c/o Jessica Borden, 32 Lakeview Dr., West Hartford, CT 06117; or to a charity of donor’s choice.  HEBREW FUNERAL ASSOCIATION INC.

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