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Helena Samek

July 2, 1937 ~ December 22, 2020 (age 83)

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Helena “Nancy” ( Eddy), Samek, 83, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2020. She was the wife of Joseph S. Samek Jr, of Cumberland. They were happily married for 58 years.

Nancy worked as a school teacher for the city of Woonsocket for 37 years, mostly at the former

Social Street school, before retiring in 1995. She had graduated from Newton College, Boston in


Nancy is survived by her husband, Joe; and two sons and their spouses, Joseph S. and Lauren

Samek, Stephen and Angela Samek She enjoyed travelling throughout New England and

especially to Disney World with her grandchildren, Kevin, Jason, Kaitlyn, Olivia and Landon.

Nancy had many nieces and nephews and enjoyed her time with her granddog, Summit.

Nancy is predeceased by her parents, Dr Augustine Eddy and Helena Eddy of North Smithfield;

and siblings Augustine & Robert Eddy, Carol (Shunney), Ellen (Bibeault) and Susan (Letendre).

Nancy’s family would like to thank Mt St Rita nursing home and Hope Hospice Care for the

excellent care provided to her.

Due to Covid restrictions, services will be private. A celebration of her life will be held for family

at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Rd. Suite 200, Framingham, MA., 01701.

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