Helen Victoria Kleya Sekara

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SEKARA Helen Victoria Kleya Sekara, age 92 of Bridgeport, the widow of Joseph Sekara, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at St. Joseph's Manor, Trumbull. Mrs. Sekara, the daughter of the late John and Rosalia Kleya, was born in Greenwald, Pa. and moved to Bridgeport shortly after World War II with her husband. Throughout the years, she worked at Remington Arms, General Electric and the former Dinan Center. After her retirement, she and her late husband took great joy in being with their friends at both the Bridgeport Industrial Retirees Club and the St. John's Retirees Club and loved traveling with both groups, especially to places with slot machines. Helen was a devoted parishioner of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Trumbull. The highlight of her week, later in life was her weekly trips to Saturday evening Mass at St. John's. Survivors include her devoted son, John Sekara and his wife, Lucile of Stratford and granddaughter ,Amy Elizabeth Balka MD and her husband, Commander Stephen Balka USN, and two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth Rose and Katelyn Paige all of Suffolk, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and a very dear friend, Betty of Bridgeport. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, April 28th at 11 a.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradise Green Place Stratford and at 11:30 a.m. in St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Trumbull for a Requiem Funeral Service. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery Monroe, Friends may call on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to St. John's Church, 100 St. John's Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611 in Helen's memory. For more information or to make an online condolence please visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com

Published in Connecticut Post on Apr. 27, 2011