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October 10, 2008 | 1:04 amHelen Daniels, Barrier Breaker, Dies at 85
Dedicated volunteer and former social worker Helen Daniels died Sept. 28 at age 85 of metastatic cancer.
She was born in Brookline, Mass., and was the only child of Joseph Ettinger and Eva Frutman. After her mother's death when she was 6...
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