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Helen Elizabeth (Pernie) Phillips

March 20, 1947 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 73)


Helen Elizabeth Phillips, 73, of Alpena passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Medilodge of Hillman.

Helen Elizabeth Pernie was born on March 20, 1947 in Alpena to the late Harold and Jeanette (Lince) Pernie. In her younger years, she had a beautiful singing voice. She received a standing ovation when she was 14 years old for her performance of “Mockingbird Hill”. Helen served in the United States Navy as a photographer. She enjoyed reading. Helen was very giving to those in need and to charities.

Surviving are her seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; three siblings, Eugene (Debra) Pernie of Alpena, David (Judy) Pernie of South Carolina, Ruth Lancewicz of Alpena; sister-in-law, Rosemary Pernie of Alpena; and a special, best friend, Michael Marchlewski.

Helen was preceded in death by her two daughters, Lee Danford, Laura Bensman; grandson, Cameron; brother, Paul Pernie; and sister, Anne Forrester.

Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

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