Helen L (Parisen) Steever

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Helen L (Parisen) Steever, 72 died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at her daughters’ home with family by her side peacefully, after a decline in health.

Helen is now with her husband of 36 years J. Michael Steever. Her parents Alice (Geertsen) Parisen and Raymond Parisen as well as her sister Susan Parisen, brother Sonny Parisen and her in-laws Jack and Ruth (Saunders) Steever.

Helen was born in Perth Amboy NJ on January 16, 1948. She went to school in Woodbridge NJ and resided in Avenel NJ. Helen and Mike married February 1, 1976, in Sayreville NJ and had three children. They moved to Keene, NH in 1985 where Helen ran an in-home daycare for many children in the Cheshire county and was also a Sunday school teacher. She loved children, shopping, and big family gatherings.

Helen and Mike retired to Myrtle Beach SC in 2001. They enjoyed the warm weather, making new friends, and the ocean until Mike passed in 2007. Helen returned to Keene, NH to be with her children and grandchildren. Helen will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. She may have been small but she was mighty and put up quite the fight.

Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter Nicole (Steever) McGrath and husband Dennis McGrath; daughter Karen (Steever) Messer and husband Jerome Messer and a son Michael Steever. Her sister Kathi (Parisen) Milano and husband Pastor Vincent Milano. Her sister Christine Parisen and Helen’s sister-in-law Karen (Steever) Hutchison and husband Robert Hutchison and sister-in-law Joan Steever.

Her grandchildren Dylan Fontaine, Tyler McGrath, Spencer Dunn, Caleb Steever, Brandon McGrath, Kleay Steever, Caden Steever, and great-granddaughter Renee Dunn. Helen had 8 nieces and nephews that she adored, many cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the Keene American Legion on July 25, 2020, from 1-4 pm, please come celebrate the life of Helen and visit with family and friends. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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