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Helen Joan (Fitzpatrick) Murray, age 75, lost her battle with cancer Friday, February 10, 2012.

She was born June 9, 1936 in Muskegon to Raymond and Barbara (Kesteloot) Fitzpatrick, who preceded her in death. Helen had been a loving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed. She was an active member of the Muskegon Eagles Aerie 668, where she served as a Past President of the women’s auxiliary and a current member of their drill and ritual team.

Surviving are her children, Kristi (Robert) Prinz, Mari Beth (Joseph) Britt, Terry Scofield (Debbie Madole), Patti Costner; grandchildren, Ashley and Lindsey Costner, Brittanie, Adam and Nicole Prinz, Ryan and Lucas Britt, Samantha Scofield and Stacy Nowakowski ; great- grandchildren, Logan and Elyse; beloved Aunt, Helen Shannon ; and estranged daughter, Vicki (Mark) Brown.

Please join the family for a celebration of Helen’s life at the Western Ave. Muskegon Eagles on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Please feel free to sign the on-line guestbook at:

Arrangements were entrusted to the Michigan Cremation Company, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Carole and Greg Garvey on February 15, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Saying so long to a dear friend who will be sadly missed.

  2. Sally and Chip Dion on February 15, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen’s family at this difficult time. We will miss Helen but at the same time are happy she has no more sickness. RIP our sweet Helen.

  3. Patti Monroe on February 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Helen was a wonderful and fun loving person (& a great cribbage partner). My consolences to the family.

  4. Pam Pothoff on February 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Patti, so sorry for your loss. I wanted so bad to come to the memorial but had to work. Was thinking abut you and still am. What a fighter your mom was, wonderful sense of humor, lover her. Prayers to you and your family.

  5. Brandi Cody RN on February 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm


    It was an absolute joy to care for you in the Mercy ICU. You were a wonderful woman!

    My deepest sympathies to your family.


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