Helen Andreanna Micheli, 87, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, December 31, 2020. She
is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, William Micheli. Born in Schenectady, Helen was the
daughter of Joseph and Helen (Cichy) Czaban.
Helen was a devoted mother to her children: Pamela Micheli, Michael Micheli, Lisa Madden (Robert),
Eric Micheli (Teresa), and Marc Micheli (Michelle). She delighted in her thirteen grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren. Helen was also the dear sister of the late Joseph Czaban, James Czaban, the
late Thomas Czaban, and John Czaban.
A graduate of Nott Terrace High School, Helen attended SUNY Oneonta to study early childhood
education, and completed various writing and language courses at Union College and Schenectady
County Community College. She retired in 1995 from her position as membership coordinator from
what is now known as the Schenectady Museum of Innovation & Science. In addition to being a
dedicated homemaker, Helen was an avid reader and writer. After her children had grown, Helen had
time to develop her talents as a photographer, and she received numerous awards in recognition of her
work. She especially enjoyed traveling to photography events with her “Zoomer” friends. Helen will
be remembered for the ways she could find fun in everyday life. She celebrated the adventures of
motherhood and grandmotherhood with love and laughter, was an expert bargain shopper, and proudly
reigned as the Scrabble champion of the family.
Helen was a communicant of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Schenectady. She sang in the
church choir for ten years. Helen was a lifelong supporter of the pro-life movement.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be private. The family hopes to plan a memorial Mass
in early summer 2021.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Helen's memory to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital or to the American Cancer Society.
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