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Helen A. Denisar  

Helen A. Denisar

May 27, 1918 – December 4, 2017

Helen A. Denisar, age 99, of Newark, DE, formerly of Aston, PA, was granted eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Born in Atlantic City, NJ on May 27, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Giovanna (Marchioni) Notaro.  Dedicated to her faith, Helen was a member of St. John’s-Holy Angels Church. Throughout her life, she was fiercely independent. After leaving home at the age of 16 to pursue her passion for children and teaching, Helen worked at many orphanages and schools in the northeast.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting, doing crossword puzzles, and playing the piano. Helen cherished the time spent with the many special friends she made at Main Towers. She will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Dale A. Denisar, Sr. She is survived by her children, Lisa Denisar-Ward (Jeff) of FL, Dale Denisar, Jr. (Vivian) of DE, Joseph Denisar (Lorri) of PA, and John Denisar (Georgiana) of KS; sister, Jeannette Ripley (Robert) of MD; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandson.

Helen’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the Aetna Hose, Hook & Ladder EMS and the management and staff at Main Towers.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11:30 am on Friday morning, December 8, 2017 at Holy Family R.C. Church, E. Chestnut Hill and Gender Roads, Newark, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 am.  Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Helen’s memory may be made to Catholic Charities, 2601 W. 4th St., Wilmington, DE 19805.

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  1. Maura Slaughter, December 5, 2017

    Dear Lisa,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Celebrate her life! She was truly loved.
    Love,
    Maura & Mark

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    • Lisa Ward, December 10, 2017

      Thank you so much Maura and Mark. Xo

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  2. Diane Notaro Rankin, December 6, 2017

    I will always remember my Aunt Helen as a sweet loving woman. Who loved life her husband her children and all of her family. I never saw her mad or upset. She was always a happy person. I’ll never forget her beautiful smiling face ❤.
    Rest now Aunt Helen your work on Earth is finished. You’re on to bigger and better things!
    Love
    Diane Notaro Rankin

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    • Lisa Ward, December 10, 2017

      Thank you so much Diane for your kind words. She couldn’t wait to come to your home and spend the weekend. Some of the best childhood memories are spending time in English Lane with family. She loved you ALL so dearly. She will be missed. Xoxo

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  3. Casey and Leah Graham, December 6, 2017

    Helen was an extraordinary woman. You have our sympathy for your loss.

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    • Lisa Ward, December 10, 2017

      Thank you so much. She really enjoyed her time with you. Be blessed always.

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    • Lisa ward, December 10, 2017

      Thank you so much Casey and Leah.

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