Helen J. Frerichs

03/27/2012 5:49 PM |

Helen J. Frerichs of Mattituck died March 26 at the age of 94.

She was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Mattituck to Frank and Magdalena (Strumskis) Aksten. She married Harry F. Frerichs in 1953 and they lived in Massapequa for many years. They moved to Mattituck in 1975.

Family members said she enjoyed gardening, reading and sewing.

Predeceased by her husband on Aug. 7, 1993, Ms. Frerichs is survived by her sisters, Julie Cooper of Aquebogue and Madeline Skelly of Brentwood. She was also predeceased by five siblings.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where funeral services will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Interment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale.

Donations may be made to North Fork Animal Welfare League or East End Hospice.