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.