Helen Frances Pieczatkiewicz McMahon, age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Blue Ridge, passed away on October 18, 2016. Born in Chicago, IL she was the daughter of the late Agatha and Frank Pieczatkiewicz. She worked for the IRS, was involved with Girl Scouts of America, and coordinated the flea market at her church in Blue Ridge for numerous years. In addition, Helen was involved with the theater in Blue Ridge. She was also a long time parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary (Atlanta, GA) and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (Blue Ridge, GA). Helen and D.W. met square dancing and enjoyed this passion on and off throughout their marriage. Mrs. McMahon was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, David, (D.W.) and siblings, John Pieczatkiewicz, Martha Sieja, Celia Roth, Mary Piechowski, and Joe Pieczatkiewicz. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Juli McMahon of Mableton, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Tom Riddick of Lawrenceville, GA, and Diane and the late Mark Rice of Lilburn, GA, and Linda McMahon and husband, David Owen of Lilburn, GA; grandchildren, Leslie (Chris) Knuycky of Suwanee, GA, Brittany (Robert) Chivington of Port Wentworth, GA, Olivia Rice, Frances Rice, Henry McMahon-Owen and Walker Owen; two great grandsons, Jackson and Colsen Knuycky; siblings, Anna Ramirez of Marengo, IL, Frank (Geri) Pieczatkiewicz of Carol Stream, IL; special family friend, Connie Waldrop Dennis of Alpharetta, GA. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 967 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. The family will have a reception at the church following the mass. Inurnment will follow on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr., Canton, GA 30114. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  2. Love and prayers to Cathy, Diane, Linda and Paul, as well as your spouses children and grandchildren. Aunt Helen and Uncke D suffered with great dignity and you all cared for them so sweetly. May God give you peace in Him.

  3. Aunt Helen was one special person. I will always cherish all the times we spent together. She took me shopping, and to various places. I even went with her, and Uncle Dave to Georgia, and met his Grandmother, and Mother. We also visited some other family members. I do want to mention, her best,and long time friend, Harriet, who also went on these shopping excursions. They remained friends the rest of their lives. You will be missed, and I loved you so very much. My love goes out to my cousins, Paul, Cathy, Diane, and Linda, and her grandchildren.

  4. Aunt Helen and Uncle Dave were special friends of my Mom and Dad in Blue Ridge. They helped them transition in retirement to a more rural life after moving from Chicago. Those years before my Dad’s health failed were some of the best for both of them. And then even further back, Aunt Helen and Uncle Dave, when they were living in the suburbs of Chicago, welcomed me as a child to experience a more rural environment for a kid that only knew inner city life. Aunt Helen was always a caring and special aunt who went out of her way to ensure that any gift given was personalized. She will be missed but she gets to join her siblings in heaven where I bet they are all talking Polish again.

  5. A special friend from the seventh grade. I have cherished memories, going places, finding adventure and plain having fun. I will miss her very much.

  6. We have many happy memories remembering your Mom. Uncle Frank and her were very close growing up together. She will be missed by many friends and family. We will continue to pray for all of you that the Lord would comfort you through this very difficult time. We can always leave our sorrows with Jesus and He will comfort and keep you all in His care.

  7. We will miss Helen and her loving and caring ways. She always had time for her Grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a great friend and I did enjoy working one year at IRS with her. She has been a member of our family and her loss will be missed. Our hearts goes out to each of her children.

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