Methuen, MA — Helen Marie (Kiernan) Boyajian of Methuen, MA died March 4, 2013 with her loving family by her side.
Helen was born in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School in 1940. She was a communicant of Saint Margaret's Church in Lowell and a member of the Women's Sodality.
She started sewing at the age of 7. Her sewing machine, bought in the first year of her marriage in 1946, remained her most treasured possession. Over the years she became proficient in tailoring, millinery, upholstery and quilting, mastering an art form that gave her a lifetime of pleasure. Because of her advanced sewing skills Helen served as a supervisor at the Atlantic Parachute Co. During World War II.
Her post war career was spent at Textron and Raytheon where she worked as a draftsman and precision grinder.
In retirement she did volunteer work. She sewed Baptismal gowns for St. Margaret's Church, helped coordinate social activities at the Nevins Nursing Home and from 1989 to 2002 she made period costumes of the 19th Century "Mill Girl Era" for the Lowell National Park.