Helen (Mercantini) Lynch Campbell passed away peacefully on November 26, 2012 at Robert Wood University Hospital with her loving family by her side. |
Born in Bordentown, Helen was the daughter of the late Julia (Climati) and John Mercantini. She was the wife of the late James E. Lynch, Sr. and the present wife of Charles Campbell.
Mrs. Lynch Campbell graduated from Cathedral High School in Trenton and went into the family Chevrolet business, Mercantini Motors, which was started by her father and uncle. When the business was sold, Helen continued working for the new owner, Bob McGuire, for a total of 48 years of service to Chevrolet. Upon retiring, she received high accolades from the company CEO for all of her years of dedication. Helen was a member of St. Mary's Altar Rosary Society as well as vice president of Mercantini Motor Company during its many years of existence. She was also a special friend to the Poor Clare nuns over the years.
In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by two daughters; Annemarie Patten and her husband Stephen of Beverly; MA; Helen DiLemme and her husband Anthony; and Mayor James E. Lynch, Jr.; and his wife Judith; all of Bordentown. She also leaves five grandchildren; Troy; Anthony; and Steven DiLemme; Christopher Colpoys; and Siobhan Lynch; as well as four great-grandchildren; Alexis and Edward Colpoys; and Madeline and Liam DiLemme. Helen also leaves many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Louise Iannotti and two brothers, Louis and Alphonse Mercantini.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday (Nov. 30) at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church 45 Crosswicks St., Bordentown, with Fr. Martin Padovani of the Bordentown Divine Word Seminary. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Rosary will be recited Thursday evening 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home
Memorial donations may be made in Helen's memory to the Poor Clare Monastery: Monastery of Saint Clare 150 White Pine Road Chesterfield, NJ 08515, 609-324-2638 poorclaresnewjersey.com or the Bordentown Divine Word Seminary 101 Park Street, Bordentown Township, NJ 08505 609-298-0549.
Arrangements are under the direct care and supervision of Robert L. Pecht, Bordentown Home for Funerals 40 Crosswicks St. Bordentown, NJ 08505. Please go to Helen's book of memories page at www.Bordentownhomeforfunerals.com to light a candle, make a donation, or offer condolences to the Lynch family.
Published in The Trentonian on Nov. 28, 2012