By Umatuna Si Yu’os Staff
The late Helen Leon Guerrero Carriveau was a devoted wife, mother, and educator. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a strong supporter of Catholic schools.
Though she may no longer be with us here on earth, her passion for education and our Catholic faith continues to shine, and is embodied in a memorial scholarship that has helped numerous local youth achieve a Catholic school education on Guam.
Academy of Our Lady of Guam freshman Amaré Skye Manibusan was recently awarded the 2017 Helen L.G. Carriveau Memorial Scholarship.
Manibusan has been awarded a full tuition scholarship in honor of Helen Carriveau. The write-up about the award explains, “One full tuition scholarship will be awarded in her honor to the most deserving student who wishes to continue his/her Catholic education, but cannot afford the tuition.”
“I grew up in a Catholic family that taught me to be kind, strong, giving, and to truly appreciate my blessings,” Manibusan wrote in her application. “Although we are not a family of wealth, we take care of each other and work hard for what we need to make ends meet.”
Helen is the late wife of Father Ken Carriveau. She entered eternal life on Jan. 10, 1997. The Catholic Church has certain provisions permitting some widowers to seek vocations in the priesthood. After Helen’s death, Ken Carriveau discerned a calling to the priesthood. He was ordained a priest for our archdiocese on June 14, 2003.
The Carriveaus raised two children, Kenneth Jr. and Monique, who are alumni of Father Duenas Memorial School and Academy of Our Lady of Guam, respectively.