Helen Marie Nickel

Helen Marie Nickel, 93, of Scranton, died Sunday at Allied Skilled Nursing Center in Scranton from COVID-19 complications.

Born in Scranton on February 4, 1927, she was the daughter of the late August and Augusta Nickel. Helen spent her formative years in the Hill Section of Scranton and she attended Scranton public schools. She was employed by the Jacobsen Hat Factory until their closing and was then hired by the Globe Store where she worked until her retirement. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton.

Helen lived at Mulberry Towers in Scranton for 27 years. She had many friends and spent her spare time doing arts and crafts. Many of the items adorned her apartment. Some were gifts but the all had a special meaning to her. Helen loved living downtown which gave her easy access to all her favorite activities of daily living including lunch at her favorite restaurants, especially the Charl-Mont. No greater joy did Helen have than being with her brothers and sisters for the holidays and summer picnics. She was truly was a special person.

Surviving are a brother John Nickel of Cedar Grove, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers William and Thomas, sisters Mary Noon and Frances Lyons who died April 27th at Allied Services due to the coronavirus.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.

Arrangements are entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjamesfuneralhome.com.

One Comment

  1. Rae Yazdzik

    Helen was a wonderful woman I met her through her sister Fran Lyons I would bring Fran over to see Helen while at Allied and they both love to see each other Helen was a feisty lady and would not give in on getting her hair done But she loved her family asking all the time how her brothers and sisters where. We became friends and I hope that she is at peace with her sister Mary and Fran and her brothers Bill and Tom

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