Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty Print E-mail

Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty

Beloved sister, aunt and cousin;


Helen S. (Skames) Moriarty, 89, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, a long-time schoolteacher, passed away peacefully on Sunday May 14, 2023, at the Westford House in Westford, MA.

She was the loving wife of the late Raymond J. Moriarty who passed away in 1993.

Born February 5, 1934, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Harry and the late Martha (Chicklis) Skames, she attended Lowell Schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School in the class of 1952. She graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Education.

She continued her education attaining a Master’s in Art from Boston University and from Northeastern University.

Prior to her retirement, Helen was an Elementary School Teacher for the City of Lowell Public Schools for over 40 years.

Helen was a long-time member of the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Lowell and of the Ladies Philoptochos Society.

An accomplished artist and educator, she was the former longtime member and President of the Chelmsford Art Society.

Helen is survived by a brother: Nicholas Skames of Lowell, MA; a sister Popi Skames of Lowell, MA; she is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also the sister of the late Anna Michaels.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell on Friday morning May 19, 2023, from 10:30 to 11:45 A.M. followed by her Funeral Service at the HELLENIC ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY at 12:15 P.M. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Chelmsford Art Society, P.O. Box 401, Chelmsford, MA 01824.  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (3)
  • Elaine Carbonneau Dutton  - Condolences to Family and Friends
    Helen was such a sweet Lady, and so much a part of the Chelmsford Art Society for so long. May She rest in piece.
  • Elaine Carbonneau Dutton  - My Condolences to Helen's Family and Friends
    Helen was such a Sweet lady. Always helpful to the Chelmsford Art Society. I was surprised one year, when I brought my Birthday cake into the art group in Westford for everyone to enjoy and she informed me that it was also her Birthday, February 5th. It was nice to think of her every year on our birth day.
  • Claire Gagnon  - My Deepest Condolences
    I met Helen through the Chelmsford Art Society. I got involved and had the great pleasure of working on several committees with Helen. It was always delightful to plan and participate in art activities and events with Helen. A great lady!
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