Helen C. (DeVito) Mednis

October 26, 1940 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Helen Mednis Obituary

Helen C. Mednis, age 82, of Peabody died Monday Oct. 16th at Rosewood at Alliance Healthcare in Peabody after a lengthy illness surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was the beloved wife of late Paul A. Mednis, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Melrose she was the third child of the late Alfred and Priscilla A. (Higgins) DeVito. She grew up in Melrose attended Melrose schools and graduated from Melrose High School. After graduating, Helen was employed by a Boston Insurance Company working in the personal Dept. and then on to Executive Secretary in the advertising dept. Of Trans Sonics, then to EGG Inc. in Burlington and Salem, MA After 13 years of being a stay at home mom to raise her children she once again entered the work force. Her family was first and foremost. Helen loved to cook, bake and entertain, and was also an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards.

She was active in Boy Scouts Troop #59 in Peabody and Girl Scouts while her children where growing. She was active in Blood Drives and was the Choir Mother at First Lutheran Church. Lovingly known as Gramma, Gram and Grams, she loved spoiling her grandchildren and was most happy when surrounded by them. Helen cherished the time spent involved in their many activities and was incredibly proud of their many accomplishments. Celebrating milestones and holidays, especially Christmas, were always special, making memories and traditions she hoped would carry on for generations. Everyone who knew her could attest to the fact that she was a most devoted and loving mother to her two children.

She is survived by her daughter Wendy and her husband Robert Masta of Peabody, her son Bryant Mednis of Gloucester, her precious grandchildren Nicholas, Christopher, Daniel Masta, and Kyra Mednis, her brother Robert and his wife Beverly DeVito of Lynn, and many nieces and nephews. She was also sister of the late Alfred DeVito.

The family would like to thank the Lahey Peabody Doctors, Nurses, the team behind the scenes and the hospice staff for the loving and caring devoted care provided during this time in our mother’s life. They went above and beyond with vital information and care.

Service Details: Helen’s Funeral will be from the Parker Funeral Home 35 Franklin St. Lynn on Friday at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Church in Peabody at 11:00 AM, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Puritan Lawn. Visiting hours are at Parker Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Please make memorial donations in Helen’s name to Haven from Hunger 71 Wallis St. Peabody, MA.

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Visiting Hours
October 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Parker Funeral Home
35 Franklin Street
Lynn, MA 01902

Mass of Christian Burial
October 20, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Ann's Church
136 Lynn Street
Peabody, MA 01960


Haven from Hunger
71 Wallis Street, Peabody MA 01960
Tel: 1-978-531-1530


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