BREWER – Helen H. (Nylund) Fonsell, 97, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Bangor. She was born Feb. 1, 1909, daughter of Juho Victor Nylund and Olga M. (Korsman) Nylund. Helen was a resident of Brewer since 1943 and the wife of the late Arvo N. Fonsell, who died in 1989. She attended schools in East Millinocket and Bangor and was a graduate of Bangor High School, Class of 1928. Helen was a past officer of Euclid Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a life member of Tuscan Chapter No. 148, Bangor, Order of the Eastern Star and a life member of North Star Lodge, Rebekah Assembly of Maine. She was treasurer of the Brewer Senior Citizens Club. She was a former member of the Maine State Grange; Ladies Aid Society of the Second Congregational Church C.C.C.C., Brewer; Fred Lindsay Club; N.G.O. Club; Home Arts Club; and the Brewer/North Eddington Extension Service. Flower gardening was a great interest to her. She created a memory garden that includes various vintage perennial plantings and especially old-fashioned roses, lilacs and peonies. Red geraniums were a favorite. She enjoyed hand crafts, sewing, knitting and crocheting; and has an inventory of heirloom quilts, afghans, tablecloths, jewelry and sweaters. Survivors include a daughter, Ailine Fonsell Bell Simon of Brewer; granddaughter, Nancy J. Bell of Brewer; brother-in-law, Felix Fonsell; nephew, Olaf Fonsell and wife, Inga Brit; and nephew, Thomas Fonsell all of Europe; niece, Joanne C. Hill of Dedham; niece, Irene E. Ladd and husband, Dana Ladd Sr., of Holden; nephew, Arthur Nylund of Connecticut; and several other nieces and nephews in Maine and New England. Her beloved feline companion and friend, Pikku Poika Fonsell, will miss her. Family and friends will visit 9-11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Kiley Funeral Home, 69 State St., Brewer where a memorial service will be held by the Order of the Eastern Star and a funeral will follow 11 a.m. with the Rev. Scott Cleveland officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. To avoid allergies to fragrances, it is suggested to use potted plants that can be included into Helen’s memorial garden.