Helen M. Thomas


Helen M. Thomas, 81, of Hanover, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center. She was the wife of George L. Thomas, who died April 13, 2009.

Born June 1, 1935 in Hanover, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas D. and Helen G. (Little) Murphy.

Helen worked with her husband George in the meat business at the former Wildasin's Meat Market in Hanover for 27 years. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in McSherrystown. After her retirement she enjoyed going to Fort Myers, Fla., but most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughters.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel J. Thomas and his companion Tammie Hughes, and George L. Thomas Jr. and his wife Donna, all of Hanover; two granddaughters, Taylor and Kayleigh; four siblings, John Murphy of New Oxford, Kathleen Rohrbaugh of Hanover, Elaine Murphy of Glenside and Anne McKim and her husband Dick of Hanover; three sisters-in-law, Doris Unger, Joan Murphy and Betty Thomas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Joseph, William, Nicholas, Michael and George Murphy, and by three sisters, Angela Murphy, Rose Marie Dukes and Mary Louise Markle.

Per Helen's request, there will be no viewing and burial will be private. However, there will be a gathering held for friends and family at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 104 Hirtland Ave., Hanover.

Contributions in memory of Helen may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.murphyfuneralhomeinc.com.

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