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Helen Blanche (Secor) Tognetti, 91, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.

Helen was born on January 9, 1933 in New Scotland, New York, the son of James and Jeannette (Jones) Secor. She was a native of Merrimack, New Hampshire and previously lived in Monrovia, Maryland.

She met her husband Ronald in Wiesbaden, Germany, whom she married on November 23, 1965 in Basel, Switzerland. Helen and Ron returned to the United States in 1969 with two children in tow.

Helen was a teacher who taught for over forty years, first in upstate New York and then for the USAF in England and Germany. She retired from Frederick County Public Schools after more than twenty years as a math and computer science teacher. During her time at FCPS, Helen helped open New Market Middle School and later won a grant to introduce the first Apple computers into the school system. She trained thousands of students and received numerous awards for her contributions and achievements.

Helen attended Bethlehem Central High School and earned a master’s degree from the New York State College for Teachers in Albany. Helen was a lifelong learner who always had a positive attitude. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, genealogy and gardening. Helen and Ron enjoyed taking day trips in New Hampshire and often ended up in Peterborough. She regularly volunteered in the community and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Irma Hoose, Florence Mckie and Thelma Cummins.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Michael Super of Merrimack, NH; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald Mark and Stephanie Tognetti of Frederick, MD; four grandchildren, Benjamin and Katherine Super, both of Merrimack, and Jake and Nicole Tognetti, both of Frederick; a brother and sister-in-law, Bruce Secor and his wife Michelle of Amherst, NY, a sister-in-law, Carolyn Tognetti of San Francisco, California; five cousins; and eight nieces.

SERVICES: Visitation will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 1:00 PM, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is in charge of arrangements. An additional Celebration of Life will take place in Maryland later this year.

An online guestbook is available at, (603-883-3401) ‘One memory illuminates another’

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