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Helena G. Meli

February 26, 1946 August 30, 2010
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Helena G. Meli

February 26, 1946-August 30, 2010

Middletown, NY

Helena G. Meli, a longtime resident of Middletown, died on Monday August 30 at Genesis Health Care Center in Westfield, NJ. She was 64.

The daughter of the late Joseph and Matilda Gentile Marinello, she was born on February 26, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY . Helena married Rosario Neil Meli and 37 years ago they moved to Middletown from Brooklyn. She worked for over 25 years in the Middletown school district and volunteered at St. Joseph's School in Middletown. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and the tri-State Auto Club.

In addition to her loving husband at home, she is survived by her beloved son, Rosario, one brother, Joseph Marinello and his companion Joseph Covino and her three sisters, Angela Vellucci and her husband Raymond, Joanne Aronson and her husband Joel, and Geraldine (Geri) Stern and her husband Bill as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Anne Marie.

Visitation hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc, 130 Highland Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at 11 am at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 149 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Middletown.

Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.

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