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Helen Rose DeGrote MacConnach

AGE: 95 • Wanamassa

Helen MacConnach, 95, of Wanamassa, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 23, 2017. She was born in Port Monmouth and was a lifelong member of the Port Monmouth Community Church. She graduated from Middletown Township High School in 1939. She was a past vice president and chaplain of The American Legion Lady's Auxiliary Post #338 in Leonardo, NJ & she worked for 15 years at Monmouth Medical, retiring in 1979.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Edith DeGrote, brothers Walter and Ernest DeGrote, sister Bess Cottrell, sister-in-law Dorothy DeGrote and brother-in-law Lloyd Cottrell.

She is survived by her daughter Crystal Caraballo and husband Ernesto, her son Charles MacConnach and wife Susan; Grandchildren Diane and Odis Lewis, Michael and Amy Caraballo, Anne and Rachael Buckner-Caraballo, Ernie Caraballo and partner Gary Whaley, Charles MacConnach and partner Kathy Rice Santino, George and Ruth MacConnach, Carl and Jill MacConnach, Shaina MacConnach, Megan and Josh Bradford, 12 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. The viewing will be held from 11 AM until the funeral service at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Ely Funeral Home, Neptune. The burial will follow in Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Tower Lodge Care Center Activities Dept in Wall, NJ. Condolences may also be offered online at,
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 26, 2017
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