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Helen Dorothy Rentel

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Helen Dorothy (Babula), 95, of Fair Lawn, NJ passed away on Saturday February 22, 2014. Born and raised in Passaic, NJ prior to settling in Fair Lawn 63 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Anne RC Church in Fair Lawn. An avid member of the community, Helen enjoyed bowling, golf, sewing, crocheting but especially loved knitting.
Prior to retiring, she was employed as a milliner with Maxine's in Passaic for many years; she also was employed with Woolworth's in the Radburn section of Fair Lawn as a sales associate for many years.
Beloved wife of the late Edwin R. Rentel Sr. Loving and devoted mother of Edwin R. Rentel Jr. and Sharon Goodwin. Cherished grandmother of Andrew and Emily Goodwin. Dear sister of the late Violet Greene and Emily Schultz. Caring aunt of Ronald Schultz, Karen Stanzione and the late Frank Greene MD and his surviving spouse Elaine.
A funeral mass is planned for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:30 AM at St. Anne's R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, NJ. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ (201) 797-3500. For additional information please visit
Published in The Record on Feb. 23, 2014
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