MESA, Ariz. - Helen Bellino Moore, age 83, who lived more than fifty years in Wilmington, Mass., passed away peacefully, following a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday. January 9, 2017, at her Mesa, Arizona home, surrounded by her three sons Patrick, Wesley and Michael as well as her two remaining siblings Anna Bellino Defeo and Dolores Bellino Kittredge. Helen was the cherished daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna Bellino, turn of the century immigrants from Italy, and was predeceased by her brothers Carmine and Sabbatino and a sister, Jane. In addition to her three sons and two sisters, Helen is survived by her grandchildren, Michael, Jamie, Emily, Wesley, Sammie and Grace. She is also survived by one great granddaughter Sadie. Helen had many nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts, many of who have survived her.
During her years as a mother raising three boys, Helen worked as a night club singer at the Band Box in Billerica, Mass., as well as other venues and just about every wedding she attended. She also worked as a secretary in Boston where she was included as an extra playing a secretary in the Thomas Crown Affair starring Steve McQueen. After many years working her way up the ranks to executive administrative assistant to the president of DymoGraphics in Wilmington, Massachusetts, that company was sold in a merger and her job was eliminated. That change motivated her to live out a lifelong dream and start her own company, a staffing firm call Moore Employment.
Moore Employment, based in Wilmington, was enormously successfully at a time when very few women started businesses. In her 25 years operating Moore Employment, she personally met and found jobs for thousands of people in the area.
During her many years in Wilmington, she was a Communicant at St. Thomas Catholic Church. She was also an active volunteer in many organizations including acting as treasurer of the Wilmington Athletic Boosters Association.
She retired in 2004, selling her company and moving to Mesa, Ariz., where the sun shines every day and where she built a new life around her home in a peaceful gated community of retired people from all over America and Canada.
SERVICES: There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 17, from 3-8 p.m., at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, Mass. The following day, Wednesday, January 18, family and friends will gather at 9 a.m., at Croswell Funeral Home for the trip to St. Theresa Catholic Church in North Reading for a 10:30 a.m., Catholic Funeral Mass. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.
Croswell Funeral Home
19 Bow St.
North Reading, MA 01864
Published in Seacoastonline.com from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, 2017