|Helen M. Huntington|
|Written by provided to Sentinel-Tribune|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:05|
Helen Huntington, 82, of Bowling Green Ohio, born Helen Mae Bunce of Northport, Long Island, New York and raised in Greenwich, New York, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, of complications related to cancer, at Bridge Hospice.
Ms. Huntington graduated from Greenwich High School in 1948 and attended the Barbizon School in New York soon after, she completed secretarial school, in Washington, D.C. She later worked for the National Census in Washington, D.C. While making a life in Washington, she was employed by the Armed Forces Radio-bilogoical Institute (AFRI) at N.I.H. in Bethesda, Maryland. Later she was administrative assistant to the chairman of the School of Communications at American University, in Washington, D.C., during the later 1960s and early 1970s.
Then moving to Bellevue, Ohio, she was employed in Sandusky, Ohio as administrative assistant to the director of public relations and the General Motor's plant New Departure Hyatt.
Returning to Bethesda, Maryland, in 1977, she was employed by the Department of Defense, at the National Naval Medical Center as an administrator in the Neurology Department. She later served as an administrator for the Office of Professional Affairs, from which she retired in 1992.
Ms. Huntington, loved her family, four children and grandchild. She was a devout Catholic, attending Saint Aloysius Church, she was a member of the Prayer Group there. She was an active member the Bowling Green Senior Center.
During her life, she enjoyed gardening, nature, crossword puzzles, and was an prodigious reader. She also enjoyed writing and painting and was an earnest supporter of anti-discrimination of all types.
Ms. Huntington, is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Stephanie (David deceased) L. Crooks of Bowling Green; her sons, Joseph. W. Paravati of Pennsylvania, Adrian Blissfield of Davis, California and V. B. Paravati, of New York, New York; and her granddaughter, Mrs. Alexia (Brady) Coffman, of Bowling Green; and sisters Victoria Santagata of Etowah, Tennessee and Mildred Nattivi of Sebring, Florida.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church with Father Mark Davis officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at DUNN FUNERAL HOME located in Bowling Green's Historical District at 408 West Wooster Street. A Scripture Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Interment is at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her name may be given to The Toledo Children's Hospital or the Wood County Senior Citizens Center.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com.
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