OBITUARY

Helen Golabek

July 16, 1926April 26, 2019

Helen Lillian Golabek July 16, 1926 – April 26, 2019

Helen passed away peacefully at the age of 92 with her daughters at her side. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters and sons-in-law Barbara Sullivan and John, and Susan Kochan and Scott, and by her grandchildren Amber and Brandon. She is predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Stanley, and siblings Anna Midla and Rudolph Kepen. Born in Yonkers, Helen was the oldest of three children born to John and Anna Kepen. She graduated from NY Foundling Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia as a Registered Nurse. She went on to spend the next 50 years caring for others at Mount Vernon Hospital and the Veteran’s Hospital in Montrose until her retirement in 2006. Helen and her husband moved to New City in 1962 where she raised her two daughters. She delighted in planning meals and making traditional dishes for holidays. A proud New Yorker, she enjoyed outings to the city to see Broadway shows. She also enjoyed ceramics, puzzles and traveling, especially day trips to the casinos. She was a long-time parishioner of St. Augustine’s, a member of Catholic Big Sisters and a member of the Senior Citizen’s Club in Nanuet. In 2016 she and her husband relocated to an assisted living facility to be near her daughter in Keller, TX. Not one to let her Parkinsons slow her down, she participated in all the activities, her favorites being bingo, dominoes, art and exercise class. Should you wish to honor Helen with a donation, please consider giving to St. Jude’s or the Parkinsons Foundation in her name. Visiting hours will be in the Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Friday from 5pm to 7pm. A Mass of Christian Brial will be on Saturday 11am in St Casimir’s Church. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery. Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com

Services

  • Visiting Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Mass Saturday, May 4, 2019
  • Entombment Saturday, May 4, 2019

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