OBITUARY

Helen Theresa Murphy-Dattilo

July 25, 1929June 8, 2019
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Helen Theresa Quinn Murphy Dattilo July 25, 1929 – June 8, 2019

Helen Theresa Quinn Murphy Dattilo passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. Helen was born in the Bronx and raised in Jersey City. At the age of 17, while working at the Jersey City Printing Company, she met her husband Michael Joseph Murphy and they were married in 1947. Helen and Mike became parents of 4 beautiful children; Janice, Joseph, Michael, and Christine. Helen and Mike were married for 57 years before Mike passed away in November 2004. Helen remarried in early 2006 to Francis Dattilo . Since they were married at ages 77 and 80, they celebrated their anniversary monthly rather than annually. The activities Helen most enjoyed were raising her children, singing, dancing, and writing songs, poetry and short fictional stories. One of her songs was “It’s a Secret” and one of her short fictional stories was written for “Chico and the Man”. Helen was known for being the life of any party and her favorite song was “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands” which she would sing any chance she could get. In her early 80’s, Helen started a creative writing club for senior citizens and one of their stories was turned into a play which was performed at a community theatre. Helen is survived by her children; Janice Haslach, Joseph and Jacqueline Murphy, Michael and Margie Murphy and Christine and Leonard Carlucci; her brother Joseph Quinn and sister Marion Jankowski; Grandchildren Susan Haslach, Joseph Haslach, Shane Murphy, Branden Murphy, Andres and Melissa Munoz, Laura Orozco, Dana Murphy-Malone, Sean Murphy, Timmy Murphy, Breanna Murphy, Marisa Carlucci and Lorianna Carlucci; Great Grandchildren Emma Murphy, Michael Murphy, Daisy Malone and Santiago Munoz. Helen was predeceased by her husband Michael Murphy, then by her following husband, Frank Dattilo, her son in law Harold “Haszy” Haslach, and her siblings, Billy, Bobby, Walter and Eugene. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 12 noon to 3 PM followed by a religious celebration of Helen’s life from 3 PM to 4 PM at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home , 115 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759. To post a condolence, please visit www.andersoncampbellwhiting.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Revelation Perfect Love, a not for profit Christian based- counseling service or Katie’s House, a not for profit that provides affordable assisted living for persons with disabilities in Memory of Helen.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Biography

Helen Theresa Quinn Murphy Dattilo passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. Helen was born in the Bronx and raised in Jersey City. At the age of 17, while working at the Jersey City Printing Company, she met her husband Michael Joseph Murphy and they were married in 1947.
Helen and Mike became parents of 4 beautiful children; Janice, Joseph, Michael, and Christine. Helen and Mike were married for 57 years before Mike passed away in November 2004.
Helen remarried in early 2006 to Francis Dattilo . Since they were married at ages 77 and 80, they celebrated their anniversary monthly rather than annually.
The activities Helen most enjoyed were raising her children, singing, dancing, and writing songs, poetry and short fictional stories. One of her songs was “It’s a Secret” and one of her short fictional stories was written for “Chico and the Man”.
Helen was known for being the life of any party and her favorite song was “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands” which she would sing any chance she could get.
In her early 80’s, Helen started a creative writing club for senior citizens and one of their stories was turned into a play which was performed at a community theatre.
Helen is survived by her children; Janice Haslach, Joseph and Jacqueline Murphy, Michael and Margie Murphy and Christine and Leonard Carlucci; her brother Joseph Quinn and sister Marion Jankowski; Grandchildren Susan Haslach, Joseph Haslach, Shane Murphy, Branden Murphy, Andres and Melissa Munoz, Laura Orozco, Dana Murphy-Malone, Sean Murphy, Timmy Murphy, Breanna Murphy, Marisa Carlucci and Lorianna Carlucci; Great Grandchildren Emma Murphy, Michael Murphy, Daisy Malone and Santiago Munoz. Helen was predeceased by her husband Michael Murphy, then by her following husband, Frank Dattilo, her son in law Harold “Haszy” Haslach, and her siblings, Billy, Bobby, Walter and Eugene.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 12 noon to 3 PM followed by a religious celebration of Helen’s life from 3 PM to 4 PM at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home , 115 Lacey Road, Whiting, NJ 08759. To post a condolence, please visit www.andersoncampbellwhiting.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Revelation Perfect Love, a not for profit Christian based- counseling service or Katie’s House, a not for profit that provides affordable assisted living for persons with disabilities in Memory of Helen.