HELEN M. NAGEL (nee McConlogue); age 93, beloved wife for 68 years of the late Fred; loving mother of Fred (wife Carol), Elaine O’Dell (husband Larry), Patricia Grace (husband Stephen), Leigh and Matthew; devoted grandmother of William (wife Nicole), and Kristen Nagel, Michael Medved(wife Jennifer) and Philip Medved (wife Emily), Kelly Hoskins, Stephanie Liptak (husband Kyle), Adam Grace (wife Natalie) and James Modzelweski and great-grandmother of 19; cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (nee Murdock) McConlogue; dearest sister of the late Virginia Lynch; dear aunt and great-aunt of many.
Helen was born on May 25, 1930, and passed away on September 28, 2023. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, resided in Lyndhurst for 50 years and had lived in Mentor since 2014. She was a former member of St. Clare Catholic Church but most currently a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She served people as a Eucharistic Minister, taught CCD classes and gave communion to the sick. She was filled with the joy of the Lord. Helen was a loving homemaker to her beloved Fred and their 5 children. Helen loved family vacations and gatherings as well as going on cruises.,. Helen loved an adventure and managed to find an adventure wherever she was. Helen loved to laugh.
She was a lover of life and squeezed every drop out of it that she could muster. She loved people with immense kindness, caring and compassion. She made others feel as if they were the only thing that mattered while in her presence. She made this world a better place! This world lost an angel on earth, but heaven gained a saint. She will be missed deeply by all those who knew and loved her.
Contributions may be made in memory of Helen to Hospice of the Western Reserve. PO BOX 72101, Cleveland OH 44192 or to The Alzheimer’s Association, 23215 Commerce Park Rd Ste 300, Beachwood, OH 44122. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 7575 Bellflower Rd, Mentor, OH 44060 at 11:30AM. Burial following at All Souls. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Helen at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) TUESDAY 4-8 PM.
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