East Millinocket - Helen F. Federico, 90, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at Millinocket Regional Hospital. She was born September 1, 1929, in East Millinocket, the daughter of Horace and Hazel (Ellis) Nisbett.
Helen grew up in East Millinocket and graduated from Schenck High School in 1947. In 1950 she married Henry Federico and they would share many years together and raise their family. Helen and Henry were lifelong supporters of the Boy Scouts Of America and were troop leaders at different levels of the organization. Helen received the Wood Badge and the Silver Fawn, the highest award a woman can earn. She also received the mother’s pin for each of her sons achieving Eagle Scout. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, gardening, and going to the family camp at Cedar Lake. She loved her family very much and treasured every moment they had together.
She is survived by six children: Kathleen Federico of Albuquerque, NM, Mike Federico and partner Kelly Mason of Millinocket, Steven Federico and his wife Cathy of Canton, Patrick Federico and his wife Robin of Cedar Lake, Terry Federico and his wife Trudi of East Millinocket, Sherrie Vilbon and her husband Kevin of Belchertown, MA, a daughter-in-law Nancy Federico of East Millinocket, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a brother Donald Nisbett and his wife Rita of East Millinocket as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Federico, two sons: James Federico, Marcus Federico, four siblings: Robert Nisbett, Maurice Nisbett, Horace Nisbett, and Barbara Nisbett.
A graveside service will be conducted 10:30 AM Saturday, August 29, 2020 at East Millinocket Cemetery, with Deacon Danny Watson officiating. Those who wish to remember Helen in a special way may make gifts in her memory payable to The Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, Millinocket.