Helen, (nee McGovern) Balletta, 85, passed away on July 7, 2020 peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Gennaro “Jerry” and her daughter Caroline Rose Balletta. A lifelong resident of Hoboken. Helen had fun working in Hostess Bakery back in the sixties and later on in life she worked for the Hoboken Board of Education, enjoying cooking and serving lunch to the students in our Hoboken School system; especially the young children in Connors Elementary School. In 1993 Helen and Jerry moved into Columbian Arms as superintendents helping to make it a warm and friendly community. She is survived by her son, Salvatore and his wife Regina, daughters Caroline Calligy and Geri Subjinski and her husband Stan, four grandchildren, Jonathan Calligy, his wife Ashley, Alyssa Balletta, Jeremy Subjinski and Gennaro Balletta, two great- grandsons, Matthew and Leo Calligy and a host of nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her loving dog, Zoe.

A Mass of Catholic Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10AM at St. Ann Catholic Church, 704 Jefferson Street, Hoboken. Entombment will follow at Flower Hill Mausoleum, North Bergen.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, beginning at 4PM and concluding at 8PM at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. To donate by phone call 1 800 227-2345, by mail, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Ok 73123, also our local Humane Society 235 Jersey City Blvd. Jersey City 07305.


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