Remembering Miss Helen Madeline Edwards

Earlier this spring we celebrated the life of Miss Helen Madeline Edwards.


Miss Helen was born in Mashpee on Lovell’s Lane on February 20, 1920 and attended school in Provincetown, MA

Married to Irving Edwards in May of 1939, they had three children; Irivng F. Edwards, Barry W. Edwars and Lynette Edwards Radzewicz (deceased).

Miss Helen was the grandmother to seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 20 great, great grandchildren.

She was baptized at the Mashpee Baptist Church where she also taught Sunday School student to sing and she was a member of the American Legion Auxillary.

Known affectionately as Aunt Helen to many in our community, she was the Eldest Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal member at age 98, until her passing on May 27, 2018.

We cherish the gifts she shared with many of us as visits with Miss Helen meant a very special visit filled with memories of “Old Mashpee,” and stories about some of her favorite things like gardening, reading, baking and her birds!