HOMELESS MAN WHO LOOKED LIKE JESUS HAS DIED (ROBERT ‘Bobby’ HELMECK). Hundreds of people all over Hoboken encountered Bobby as he wandered our streets and lived the majority of his life outside. You couldn’t miss him.  His resemblance to Jesus was striking. And so were the thousands of acts of kindnesses people did for him through out the four decades he was homeless here in Hoboken. 

One last act of kindness is being done by the Catholic Church’s Rite of Burial, enabling a short viewing in the church followed by a funeral mass to be held at Our Lady of Grace, Hoboken. Arrangements facilitated by Failla Memorial Home.  So those that remember his quiet simple presence and responded to his need are invited to stop by and reflect on the meaning of his life in ours. God continue to bless you.

Visitation at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hoboken on Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10AM. The Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10:30AM. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, New Jersey.


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