May 30, 1926 – January 22, 2019
Helen D. (DiNardo, Rae), Marotte, 92 of South Hadley formerly of Englewood, FL, and Glendale, AZ passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Born to Salvatore and Angelina (Scioli) DiNardo in Buffalo, NY she was raised in Cambridge, MA until she married Dominic Rae (deceased 1965) and moved to Springfield then Wilbraham where she married Walter Marotte (deceased 1977). She had three children Rev. John Rae (deceased), Rev. Stevie Rae married to Megan and Doreen (Rae) Vilbon married to Peter. She was predeceased by her brothers Anthony and Albert, and her sisters Mary (DiNardo) Terlizzi and Edith (DiNardo) Andreoli. She moved to Englewood, FL where she enjoyed the sun and sand. She loved volunteering for the American Legion, the Englewood hospital and her church St Francis of Assisi. She will be missed by her grandchildren, her great grandchildren many nieces and nephews and extended family who all loved her dearly. Her greatest joy was her friends at the South Hadley Senior center where her sense of humor endeared her to her card playing buddies who will miss her zest for canasta and cribbage. A church service will be held February 9th at St. Patrick’s Church, 30 Main Street, South Hadley, MA 01075 at 10am with a celebration of life in the adjacent chapel. Burial will be at Mount Auburn cemetery, Cambridge, MA at the family’s convenience. Lieu of flowers please make donations to the South Hadley Senior Center Building Fund, 45 Dayton Street, South Hadley, MA, 01075.