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Official Obituary of

Helen Louise (Howell) Knapp

July 10, 1930 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Helen Knapp Obituary

Portland - Helen Louise (Howell) Knapp, 92, of Portland passed away May 25, 2023. 

Helen was born on July 10, 1930 in Boston, MA to Fred and Dorothy (Donovan) Howell.  The family moved to Munjoy Hill, Portland, Maine in 1935.  Helen graduated from Portland High School (1947) and Westbrook Junior College (1949).  She worked at the Cumberland County Probation Office.  On September 22, 1950, Helen married John J. Knapp, Jr., at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.  They had five children and settled in Portland, buying their home on Rosedale Street in 1959.   Helen was a long-time communicant of St. Pius X Church.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Fred A. Howell, Jr., her infant daughter, Paula Marie and her husband of 65 years, John. 

Helen is survived by John J. Knapp, III and Monica Strobel of Bowdoin, David Knapp of Steep Falls, Peter Knapp of Portland, Judy Knapp of South Portland and Kevin Knapp of Standish.

A time of visitation will be held at A.T. Hutchins Funeral Home, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland on June 1st from 11:00am to 1:00pm immediately followed by a committal service at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland. 

Please consider a donation in Helen’s memory to:  Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 30 Barra Road, Biddeford, Maine 04005.  Southern Maine Agency on Aging (smaaa.org)

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June 1, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
A.T. Hutchins Funeral home
660 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102

Committal Service
June 1, 2023

1:00 PM
Old Calvary Cemetery
1461 Broadway,
South Portland, ME 04106


Southern Maine Agency on Aging
30 Barra Rd, Biddeford ME 04005
Web: https://www.smaaa.org/giving/index.html


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