Marie-Hélène Appollonia Mollard

Marie-Hélène Appollonia Mollard (nee: Stevenin), paternal grandmother of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

A resident of Les Contamines-Montjoie in the French Alps, she was born in Gaby (Aosta Valley), Italy on December 8, 1906.  She was the beloved wife of Fernand Mollard, who reposed in 1980.

She is survived by four children—Francois, father of Metropolitan Tikhon—Marie-Therese, Madeleine and Firmin and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Metropolitan Tikhon will be attending her funeral abroad, but will return to the US in time for the meeting of the Metropolitan Council, which opens on Monday, September 23.

May her memory be eternal!