Helen H. (Shlatz) Dobitsky

Helen H. (Shlatz) Dobitsky, of Enfield, entered into eternal life at the age of 87, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her home.

Helen was the beloved wife of 53 years to George J. Dobitsky Sr. and daughter of the late John and Katherine (Polinsky) Shlatz. She was born on May 27, 1925, in the Hazardville section of Enfield and had resided in Enfield most of her life and in Somers for 35 years. Prior to her retirement, Helen assisted with the family businesses over the years at Liberty Laundromat & Cleaners in Enfield, Fresh Farms Mart in the Scitico section of Enfield, and Town Crier Apartments in Agawam, Mass. In her leisure time Helen enjoyed crafts, needlepoint, ceramics, sewing, cooking, and gardening. She also had a passion for oil and watercolor painting. She was a former member of All Saints Church, Somers, a member of St. Bernard Church, Enfield, and a 37-year member of the Catholic Daughters.

Besides her beloved husband and caregiver, George, she is also survived by her loving daughter and assistant caregiver, Nancy DeAlba of Ellington and son-in-law, John DeAlba of Ellington; her beloved sons, Gary Landry, and his companion, Fernandina Sinacore, of Enfield and George Dobitsky Jr. of Enfield; her four loving grandchildren who were the pride, joy, and apples of her eye, Samantha Landry, Mark DeAlba, Michael DeAlba, and Jenna Dobitsky; and great-grandchildren Kelsey, Ryan, and Brittny DeAlba; her sister, Mary Schultski of West Springfield, Mass.; along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Camille J. Landry; her five brothers, Myron, Elerry, Walter, Alex, and Stephen Shlatz.

Relatives and friends may gather with her family during calling hours on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels 43 Shaker Road, Enfield. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, with the funeral procession forming at 9 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Ave., Enfield, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Hazardville Cemetery, Enfield.

Memorial donation in her memory may be made to the Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2012