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Helmi Sofia Niskanen

October 26, 1914 March 9, 2006
Helmi Sofia Niskanen
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Helmi Sofia (Nuttula) Niskanen, wife of the late Urho Niskanen died on March 9, 2006 at Douglas Manor in Windham Center, Connecticut. She was born in Finland on October 26, 1914. She came to the United States in 1951 and lived in New York City until moving to Willimantic with her husband in 1974. She was a member of Aura Seura in Voluntown, CT. and a charter member of the Finnish American Heritage Society in Canterbury, CT. She is survived by three sons, a daughter and their spouses: Olavi and Virginia Niskanen of Middleburgh, N.Y., Leo and Jeanette Niskanen of Niantic, CT., Paul and Shelley Niskanen of Scotland, CT., and Eila and Hannu Makipuro of Willimantic, CT. with whom she lived with for the last two years. Also, Eight Grandchildren and spouses, Geri and Tom White of Middleburgh, N.Y., Linda and Glen Zaicek of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mary Prisco of New York City, Maritta Makipuro of Washington, D.C., Mark and Judy Makipuro of Willimantic, CT., Eric Niskanen of Cozumel, Mexico, Amy and Dan Richter of Ledyard, CT., and Allan Niskanen of Scotland, CT. She also has five great Grandchildren and two great great Grandchildren, as well as two sisters and many nephews and nieces in Finland and Australia. Funeral Services will be private. The Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be in the Windham Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Aura Seura c/o Lisa Rix, 41 Wilson Rd. Voluntown, CT. 06384 or to the Finnish American Heritage Society’s Preservation Fund, PO Box 252 Canterbury, CT. 06331.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aura Seura c/o Lisa Rix, 41 Wilson Rd. Voluntown, CT 06384 or the Finnish-American Heritage Society's Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 252 Canterbury, CT 06331.

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