Helen M. Oberly, 64, of Washington, NJ, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in Easton Hospital.
Born: On May 26, 1941 in Hackettstown, NJ, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Kot Kirdzik.
Personal: Her loving husband, William, died in 1990.
A lifelong resident of Washington, NJ, Helen was the owner and operator of the Broadway Motel in Franklin Township. Helen was a member of the first graduating class of Hackettstown High School, Class of 1959.
Helen was a devoted and proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Helen recently traveled with her church choir to Europe where she visited the Vatican and participated in World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.
Memberships: She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Washington where she was a member of the choir. Helen was a member and past president of the Warren Garden Club. She was also a volunteer at Warren Hospital,
Survivors: She is survived by two sons, W. Eugene of Easton, and Benjamin of Stewartsville, NJ; three daughters, Michele Levisay of Alpha, NJ, Marceline Oberly of Virginia, and Marlene Oberly of Phillipsburg, NJ; two sisters, Mary Hudock of Hoboken, and Victoria Kirdzik of Great Meadows, NJ; nine grandchildren, Chauncey, Janelle, Samantha, Sasha, Tasha, Amanda, Brody, Maggie, and Patrick; and one great-grandchild, Nicholas.
Two brothers, Benjamin and Johnny Kirdzik, both died earlier.
Services: Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Warren Hills/Ford Memorial Home, 234 West Washington Avenue, Washington, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the church, 200 W. Carlton Avenue, Washington, NJ.Call at the Funeral Home from 9:30am on Monday. Burial will be in the Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows, NJ. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Warren Hills/Ford Memorial Home, Washington, NJ. To send online condolences visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin Township Rescue Squad, PO Box 224, Broadway, NJ 08808; or to the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 43 Broadway, NJ 08808
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