Condolence & Memory Journal

Helen was a true and faithful friend of my mother, Mary Gwara, nee Gualano, from way back when they were young maidens, and in recent years she became dear to me also, as I spoke with her mostly on my mother's behalf. I enjoyed our conversations of many topics, especially those about life in her generation relating to my parents and me. As Helen excelled in her cooking of Polish food, she often spoke of some of my mother's favorites that she was fond of sharing with her over the years, which now are still among the few things of the past my mother has not forgotten. I couldn't have known Helen as well as her family or her lifelong friends, but I will remember her as sentimentally as I remember some of my closest friends. My sincere condolences go out to Ellen, and Helen's other children, and their families.

Posted by Bryan Ellison - Ocala, FL   April 04, 2018

We are so glad to have been with you, last Tuesday.

Posted by Bill and Linda - New Britain, CT   April 03, 2018

Dear Richard, John, Ellen & Family - We will miss Auntie Helen terribly! She was a wonderful woman full of love, generosity & kindness. We will always have fond memories of our visits to her Beach House in RI. We hope you find comfort knowing she is no longer suffering and at peace with Uncle Charlie Brown, my Grandma Mary along with all her brothers & sisters, and my mom Florence. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. With Love, Mary, Tom & Nicole Egan XOXOXO

Posted by Thomas, Mary & Nicole Egan - Berlin, CT - Family   April 02, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Cynthia and Vin Dastoli - Berlin, CT - Friend   April 01, 2018

Dear Ellen, Richard and John,
We are so sorry to hear about Auntie Helen. She's is up there with Uncle Charlie, my Pop and Gram. Hope you can all find peace in her peace. She's in a much better place. So sorry for your loss. Love you!

Posted by Amy Jaslar - Sugar Notch, PA - Family   April 01, 2018

My deepest condolences in the loss of your dear Mother. She was a generous, warm and caring friend to my Aunt Mary and Uncle Wezy and they cherished the friendship of both your Parents for many years. Helen shared a biscotti recipe that I make each year with fond thoughts of her.

Posted by Diane Angotta - S Windham, CT - Friend   March 31, 2018


Dear Rich, Ellen, & John, Our warmest thoughts are with you to find comfort in the memories you cherish. Extending our heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by George & Judy Dutcher - Plainville, CT - Family Friend   March 29, 2018