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Helene M. Mellon

1949-2010 CANTON, NY Helene M. Mellon, 60, of Canton, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Mar. 19, 2010.

Born June 5, 1949, in Rome, N.Y., daughter of Stanley and Marie Luberda Sidelko, Helene graduated from VVS High School and received a Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from Suny Geneseo. She then went on to earn a Master's degree from Suny Cortland in Business Administration.

She was proud and priveleged to have achieved the title of Assistant Superintendent of the Bennington school district. In 2005, she accepted the position as Director of Instruction and Staff Development for the St. Lawrence and Lewis County B.O.C.E.S in Canton.

Helene was the loving mother of son, Rick Mellon, of Atlanta, Ga., and daughter, Kerri Benedict, of Rome, who were both honored to call her Mother and best friend. She also leaves three brothers and their wives, Stephen (Roswitha) Sidelko of Florida, John (Barbara) Sidelko of Colorado, and Robert (Phyllis) Sidelko of Virginia; four grandsons, Brandon, Nick, Tyler and Micky; and several nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Transfiguration Church, Rome, N.Y. Friends and family are invited to call at STRONG AND BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 401 N. George St., Rome, NY, on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Rome Rescue Mission.

Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 23, 2010
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