Helen Grieco Adams, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the age of 84 after a brief battle with a rare cancer. Helen was born April 8, 1929, a life-long resident of Fresno.
Helen served her community for over 35 years as a medical technologist and headed the transfusion services at both St Agnes and Fresno Community Hospitals. Helen was very active in her church, Our Lady of Victory, where she served as a lay communicant, past president of the Women's Alter Guild and chaired many other activities. Helen was proud of her Italian heritage. She was fluent in Italian and active in the Italian Catholic Federation where she held multiple offices. Helen celebrated her life, her Italian heritage and her family to the fullest.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Adams; daughter, Lisa Adams; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Adams. She also leaves behind six brothers and their spouses; a brother-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Friday July 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.