Helen P. Mockovciak, 84, of Edmeston, passed away on Wednesday January 24, 2018 in New Hartford, NY.
Helen was born on March 30, 1933 in Edmeston, the daughter of the late Julius and Susanna Chczakavitch Pylinski. In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her husband John in 2005, a son Doran in 1974, and siblings Joseph Pylinski, Peter Pylinski, Jan Piazza, Sylvester Pylinski, Mary Ann Sweet, Edward Pylinski, Walter Pylinski, Genevieve Nestved, and Albert Pylinski Sr.
She is survived by her son Dana (Connie) Mockovciak of Edmeston, her daughter Diana (James) Helmer of NC, grandchildren Cana White, Ardath (Kris) Johnson, Brandy Mockovciak, Andrew Mockovciak, Allison Helmer, Helen Helmer, and Matthew Mockovciak, great-grandchildren Emma, Abigail, Isabella, Kohen, Micah. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Helen was a lifetime resident of the area, marrying John Mockovciak at St. John’s Catholic Church on February 17, 1951. She was employed with Kraft Foods for 37 years as a machine operator prior to her retirement. She was a devoted member of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Edmeston, and St. Theresa’s Church in New Berlin. She was an avid gardener growing many types of flowers. She also enjoyed traveling to the USS Manchester U.S. Navy reunions with John, and continued attending the reunions after John passed. Helen was active with the American Legion Auxiliary 1311 in Edmeston for many years.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 3, 2018 at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Maureen Joy of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Morris NY officiating. Immediately following the services, there will be a reception at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church. Interment will be in Edmeston Union Cemetery in the spring. Calling hours will be 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Edmeston Emergency Squad in loving memory of Helen. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.