Our Loving Angel, went to be with the Lord peacefully on May 18, 2020 at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Helen was born in Highland on April 3, 1924 of Parents John & Mary Bellacicco. Helen was one of 9 children. Graduating from Highland High School 1942 and three years later married the love of her life Joseph M. Rodelli from Milton on October 21, 1945. Helen and Joseph Sr. were married for 65 years.
Helen worked for the Marlboro School District for 28 years in food service.
Helen also was an election officer here in town for many years retiring at 93. She was an active member of St. James Church for over 55 years and member of the Holy Names Society, member of the Milton Engine Company Ladies Auxiliary. She is active member American Legion Post 124, Marlboro for over 5 years and Milton/ Marlboro senior citizens organization respectively.
Helen is survived by six children; Mary Ellen & Frank Fazio, Lorraine & Richard Palermo, JoAnn & Harry Eckert, Michael Rodelli and Gail, Joseph Rodelli Jr. and Anthony & Pamela Rodelli and was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2011 and infant son Michael .Her legacy entails 11 grandchildren; Nicole & Tom Pacella, Michelle & Carmine Fauco, Elizabeth & Joseph Vacanti, Gina & William Atkins, Ricky & Maria Palermo,Tom & Reanie Palermo, Staci & Jason Hinsey, Jamie & Tara Eckert, Matthew & Kristen Eckert, Joseph Rodelli III and Jennifer & Tom Miller. 19 Great grandchildren Adrianna, Alexia, Antonio, Jayda, Emily, Nicholas, Drew ,Carly, Jenna, Giovanni, Rylee, Dean, Joey IV, Brayden, Viviana, Laila ,Lorenzo ,Keegan, Harper, baby Joseph arriving in August and step-great-grandchildren Caleb and Ashley.
Helen is also survived by sister Mary Parker of Highland & brothers; Leonard Bellacicco of Highland, Albert Bellacicco of South Carolina and John Bellacicco Jr. of Florida and spouses.
Helen was predeceased by four siblings and was loved by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom Grandmother Great Grandma Where do we begin? She was someone who shows unconditional love, someone who teaches you at a very young age all the family traditions that she hopes that you would carry on with your own children. She`s someone who always lends an ear, shoulder to cry on or a smile to warm your heart. She is completely and utterly Irreplaceable, Truly someone that God took a longer time making her absolutely perfect before he shared Her with us. WE LOVE YOU!
We know your love of GOD and Praying got you through All.
There will be no public calling hours. Graveside services and burial will be private for the immediate family at St. Mary`s Cemetery, Marlboro.
We want to thank hospice for their care of Mom.
In lieu of flowers please send all donations to Milton Engine Co No.1 and EWTN.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Helen
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at DiDonato Funeral Service Inc