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Helen T. Cahn

December 4, 1946 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 71)

Helen T. (Peterson) Cahn, 71, of Worcester and formerly of Upton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Boston, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Peterson.

Helen enjoyed scrapbooking, traveling across the country and to other countries, taking trips to Foxwoods Casino, and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by her three children, Jim M. Cahn and his fiancé, Michelle Puri, of West Boylston, Paul E. Cahn of Worcester, and Lisa J. Durst and her husband, Daniel, of Mechanicsburg, PA; four grandchildren, Hanna Cahn, Callie Cahn, Owen Cahn, and Anthony Smith; six siblings, her twin sister, Alice Brown and her husband, Wayne, of Medway, Mary Quinn and her husband, Donald, of Hanson, Frederick Peterson of Quincy, Charles Peterson and his wife, Joanne, of Pembroke, Nancy Raffael and her husband, Michael, of Wakefield, and Robert Peterson of Kingston; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 3 to 6 P.M. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, Inc., 45 Main Street, Upton.

Burial at Lakeview Cemetery will take place on a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Helen T. Cahn to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via

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