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Helen D. Burnako
  • Community Hospice
    1411 Union Street
    Schenectady, NY 12308
  • American Cancer Society
    1 Penny Lane
    Latham, NY 12210

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Schenectady, NY 12306
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“Chris,Carol I am so sorry to hear that your mother had pass. Bobby ”
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Helen Burnako passed away peacefully at home on September 17, 2014 after a short illness with her family at her side. Helen was preceded in death by her parents Stella and Benjamin and husband John. Also 3 brothers Chet, Raymond and Joseph Kapuscinski. Helen was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She worked for some years as a hairdresser and for Picotte Company. Helen loved to be surrounded by her family and doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Carole Alfieri of Rotterdam, Chris (Jack) Greenlund of Minnesota; grandchildren
Shawn Alfieri of Rotterdam, Ivan (Nicole) Greenlund of Minnesota, Seth (Molly) Greenlund of Texas, Aaron Greenlund of Minnesota; great grandchildren Finley, Claire and Annika Greenlund of Minnesota. She is also survived by her brother in-law and sister in-law William and Ruth Burnako of East Greenbush and several cousins including Donna Clemons and Esther Kopa of Florida.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning September 23rd at 8:15 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave. Schenectady, NY, followed at 9 am at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Rosa Road, Schenectady where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 to 7 pm. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

If you choose you may remember Helen through Community Hospice or the American Cancer Society.