Helen O'Boyle, 96, formerly of Andrew Street, Green Brook, N.J., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living, Edison, N.J., where she resided happily for the past seven years.
Born at home Nov. 7, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, she spent her early years on a farm near Pittston, attending school in a one-room schoolhouse.
Helen married in Wilkes-Barre, lived in Newark and moved to Green Brook in 1958. She worked at many different jobs; as a teenager, in a silk mill here, later years; at a New Jersey flash bulb factory, a box factory, and at Berkley Plastics. She retired from Chanel Cosmetics in Piscataway in 1983.
She was a longtime parishioner of St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Dunellen, N.J., and loved gardening and embroidery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A., and daughter, Patricia McCoskey; four sisters and three brothers.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Barbara and her husband, Bill Wisener, Marilyn and her husband, Robert Schwarz, and Charles and his wife, Carolyn O'Boyle; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Helen's life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Charles and Carolyn are grateful to the entire staff of "Angels" at Brighton Gardens, for their great care and compassionate hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please do a kind deed for someone. Contributions would be appreciated to Homeside Hospice, Clark, N.J., www.homesidehospice.com
Messages and memories may be shared with Helen's family at www.celebrateherlife.com