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Helene Radwanski Emanuele of Gloucester, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was preceded in death by her brother, Steven K. Radwanski. She is survived by her beloved husband, Paul; her father, Edward Radwanski and his wife Brenda; her mother, Barbara Radwanski, and godson, Bailey McClure. She was a bonus mom to many and leaves behind a circle of friends and extended family who will miss her dearly. Helene was a warrior during her illness, always upbeat and faithful to the fight. She loved all animals but especially horses and her dog “Bella,” the beach, and was a ray of sunshine wherever she went. The family cannot express enough gratitude for the care and compassion provided by VCU Health Systems.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, Gloucester, Va. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Helene’s memory be made to the National Cancer Institute, Pancreatic Research.

Arrangements are under the care of Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory, 7192 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061. Masks will be required per CDC guidance.