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Helen Martha (Morotto) McCallum

October 11, 1929 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 89)


Portland-Helen Martha McCallum, 89, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. Born in Portland to Maria (Casulo) Morotto and Antonio Morotto,

She lived her life in Portland and attended Portland’s North Grammar School and Portland High School. After raising her family she worked at Shaw’s Bakery for 20 years where she was well known and loved by her colleagues and customers.

She was an amazing cook and one of her favorite activities was preparing traditional Italian Sunday and holiday dinners for large family gatherings

Helen was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Richard McCallum for 67 years.  She loved and was proud of her three children, Dickie McCallum, of Portland, Mary McCallum of Lexington, MA, and George McCallum of Windham, ME. She loved her daughters in law like daughters: Maureen McCallum, wife of Dickie McCallum and Laurie McCallum wife of George McCallum

She is also survived by: her Grandchildren Sarah Doyle of Boca Raton FL, Leslie Hanna of Orlando, Fl, Scott McCallum of Portland and Julie McCallum of Portland, Kandace Poirier Coulombe and her great grandchildren Ava and Jordana Doyle of Bocoa Raton Fl, and Kendall and Payton Hanna of Orlando, Fl; as well as her many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept 2, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at A. T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Federal St, Portland on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Old Calvary Cemetery in South Portland.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Saint Joseph's Rehabilitation & Residence 1133 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04103

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Rabindranath Tagore

Mom, we love you as you loved us unconditionally and unrelentingly. You will be in our hearts forever.

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September 2, 2019

5:00 AM to 7:00 PM
A.T. Hutchins Funeral home
660 Brighton Ave
Portland, Maine 04102

Mass of Christian Burial
September 3, 2019

10:00 AM
St Peter's Catholic Church
72 Federal Street
Portland, ME 04101

September 3, 2019

11:00 AM
Old Calvary Cemetery
South Portland, Maine 04106

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