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Helen Malavarca

d. May 15, 2023

Newark

Helen Malavarca (Di Benedetto), 92, of Newark, New Jersey, passed
away at her home, in Galloway, New Jersey on May 15, 2023,
peacefully, surrounded by family. Helen was a graduate of West Side
High School and worked in the insurance field for many years. Helen
met the love of her life Ralph and married in 1950. Helen devoted her
life to caring for Ralph and raising her only child, Alan. Helen had a
zest for life with a special and contagious sweetness. Helen was
predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 63 years, Ralph
Malavarca, her parents, Dominick and Angelina Di Benedetto, brother’s
Gabe, Richard and two sisters Assunta (Sunny) and Marie. Helen left
behind her loving sister Josephine, brother Donald, her pride and joy,
son, Alan and his wife Susan. Two beloved grandchildren Christopher
and Nicole along with Meredith, Christopher’s wife. Helen was not only
a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she was a
great grandmother of four: Austin, Lucas, Sophia, and Sawyer. Helen
will always be their “GiGi” and Christopher and Nicole’s “Little
Grandma.” Helen had many friends, nieces, and nephews. Helen will
be missed tremendously but takes on a new role as a guardian angel
for many. “What is lovely never dies but passes into other loveliness.”
Funeral services will be held on May 22, 2023, at 11am at St. James
the Apostle Roman Catholic Church 45 S. Springfield Avenue,
Springfield NJ 07081. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception
Cemetery 712 Grove Street, Montclair NJ 07043 where Helen will be
laid to rest with her beloved husband, Ralph Malavarca. In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Mass

Monday, May 22, 2023

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Burial

Monday, May 22, 2023

Immaculate Conception Cemetery

712 Grove St, Montclair, NJ 07043

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