Helen R. Lassell

Helen R. Lassell, 73, of Johnstown, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Mountain Valley Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on October 6, 1939, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Merton Lassell and Elizabeth Wren Lassell.

Ms. Lassell was a homemaker who enjoyed working at the Gloversville Senior Center. She also was a member of the Johnstown Moose and enjoyed listening to Elvis Presley and country music.

Helen is survived by three sons, Walter (Donna) Bergen Jr. of Glen, Henry Charles Bergen of Broadalbin and Michael Bergen of Mayfield; three daughters, Susan Bergen of Gloversville, Sally (Mike) of Cooperstown and Barbara (Robert) Rockwell of Gloversville; two brothers, Bill (Ella) Lassell of Canajoharie and Dan Lassell of Little Falls; five grandchildren, Renee Sowle, Heather Sowle, Alicia Rockwell, Andrea Rockwell and Rebecca Tripp; one great-granddaughter, Jazzlynn Sowle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Lassell was predeceased by one brother, Charles Lassell, and one sister-in-law, Lea Lassell.

A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, from the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, with the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. Family and friends may call on Wednesday prior to the service from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Urn interment will be at Indian Castle Cemetery, Little Falls in the spring.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church Street, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.