Bailey Funeral Home
4396 Iroquois Ave
Erie, PA 16511
(814) 899-7611
Calling hours
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
2:00 PM
Bailey Funeral Home
4396 Iroquois Ave
Erie, PA 16511
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Prayer Service
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
9:30 AM
Bailey Funeral Home
4396 Iroquois Ave
Erie, PA 16511
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Funeral Mass
Monday, Jan. 14, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Casimir Church
629 Hess Ave.
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Following Services
Calvary Cemetery
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Helen Ann Dolak

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Helen Ann Dolak Obituary
She was a cherished Busha (Grandmother) and former operator of the Fulton Dairy Bar (HELEN'S Store).

Helen Ann Dolak, of Erie, Pa., peacefully passed on to her new life in Christ on Sunday, January 6th, 2019. She was born in Erie, on May 25th, 1922, daughter of the late Jan and Kazmiera Klimaszewski Niebrzydowski.

She was a graduate of East High School, Class of 1941. She and her beloved husband Michael (deceased 1981) were married in St. Casimir R. C. Church, in Erie, on February 19th, 1949. Helen and Mike owned and operated the Fulton Dairy Bar (across the street from Holy Family Church) until April 1972.

Helen, a member of St. Casimir R. C. Church, often provided banana split sundaes and other ice cream novelties to the faculty (nuns and priests) of St. Casimir and Holy Family Schools. She loved cooking, sewing, crocheting (scroungies and afghans), working crosswords puzzles, bowling (GCS Club) and caring for and following her ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three sons: Michael Dolak (Debbie), James Dolak (Patricia) and Robert Dolak (Mary) and nine grandchildren: Christopher, James M. Esq. (Lauren), Katie Ann (Daryl), Julia Ann, Michael P., Stephanie, Annmarie (Robert), Kristina and Rebecca. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Quinten, Aidan, Eli, Caroline, William J. and Samuel J., along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Carol Dolak, a granddaughter Elizabeth, both of Carey, Ill., and a brother Walter Niebrzydowski.

The family would like to thank the Pleasant Ridge Manor nursing staff, cafeteria group, admissions and finance group for four years of wonderful personal care.

Friends may call at the G. R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Ave., Lawrence Park, on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., where a prayer service will be conducted Monday morning at 9:30 followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Casimir Church, 629 Hess Ave., at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's & Dementia Group, St. Casimir Church, 913 Fulton St., Erie, PA 16503, or to Pleasant Ridge Manor "Friends Forever Org., 8300 W. Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415.

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Published in the Erie Times-News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2019
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