Mr. David St. John Helsene
October 28, 1949 - October 01, 2013
David St. John Helsene, a resident of Fenton, passed away in the care of his family on October 1, 2013. He was 63 years old.

Born October 28, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, David was one of three children born to parents Anna Marie and Robert Helsene.

David is survived by his son Justin St. John Helsene and his mother Penni Helsene and his son Shane C. Helsene and his mother Debra C. Helsene; his brother Robert Helsene and his sister Hope Mastroianni in addition to many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends, especially his longtime friends Lary Haverneck and Michael Jenkins.

A Memorial Service will be held at Heritage Hills Church, 5530 Runyan Lake Rd., Fenton, on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM. 

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645.
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Deepest Sympathy for your loss.

Bill Hall

I will miss your great sense of humor and our political talks. You were a great father to Shane and wonderful guy to know. My sympathies to the family.

Jim Ford and Pat Ford

Dear Family & Friends of David, I was lucky to meet David at Flint Norther High back in 1968. I was a friend of Hopes, and became friends with David. We had a lot of fun times together through the years...David had moved to the Ann Arbor area, and so had I, so we reconnected again. Again, having good times in Ann Arbor, I introduced David to my boyfriend & soon to be husband Tim Hartman. They turned out to be the best of friends. They loved playing tricks on each other, and once for Davids birthday, Tim got him a pot belly pig, which grew up to be pretty big. David used to let him run around by his home in Whitmore Lake....he was the pig-dog of the neighborhood. Lots of laughs for sure......yes, he will be greatly missed by all.....xoxox

Paula Lenneman

So sorry to hear of your loss, Deb. You and the boys will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Deb and Tim

Debbie Dillon

David, you will always be my big brother, I love you so much, I want to wake up and it is just a very bad dream. I can't believe that I will never see you again. There is such a big hole in my heart. In time I will be able to think of you and not cry but just not today.

Hope Mastroianni

I also met David at Flint Northern High School. He had a great sense of humor. He was much Loved. My condolences for his whole family and friends. I am so sorry.

Connie Petrella Machuta

I was a long time neighbor of Dave at the Whitmore Lake duplex. It was always entertaining being around Dave. I will always remember his sense of humor and his fun loving spirit. The Hobi Cat sail boat was one of my most fond memories. What fun. He tipped it over on purpose. Then it took us what seemed like an hour to right it. What a nut! Sorry for everyone's loss.

Doug Osborne

Fun, when David was around you were having FUN! Met Helsene in Ann Arbor in '73 when he lived next door to us guys in an apartment. He drove that monstrous white Buick Electra 225 convertible with white leather seats, the definition of a super land shark on wheels, with faithful dog Toma at his side and that long curly hair flowing straight back with the aviator shades on. Always my first visual when I think of David. Well, that and his big mouth. Has anybody ever heard this guy whisper? I mean really whisper like something quiet that nobody else could hear and not slapping you on the knee to make you laugh? Didn't think so, David was incapable of whispering. But by gawd he sure could laugh. David was always so full of energy and vitality and it rubbed off on all of us who were around him. Since we didn't get together as often after the early Whitmore Lake years I didn't know many of the people at the service yesterday. Regardless, if you met somebody who knew David, you could see that little sparkle of mischievous fun and adventure they had with him in their eyes. We all have wonderful stories with David, some we can share and some we can't but they all make us smile...a lot. My condolences to Debby, Penni, Justin, Shane and all those who knew and loved David at the sudden loss of such a big guy. May all your memories come with a smile and knowing that our lives are so much richer from being with David Helsene.

Roland Neynaber

Dear Penni and Justin, My heart and soul hurt for you both. You are in my heart and prayers. Love you both, Chris

Chris Preston

"Big wave Dave" was always so much fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to Justin and Shane and his entire family. He will be missed.

Cathy scott

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