Helen Romano, 77, 'Angel on Earth"
Born: Saturday, 17 June 1939 (Brooklyn, NY)
Passed: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 (Staten Island, NY)
Helen Romano, 77, died Tuesday, September 20th in Staten Island, NY. She was born Helen Butler on June 17th, in Brooklyn NY.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph, sons Joseph, Keith and Christopher, and grandchildren Alexander, Audrey, Ada, Christopher, Matteo, Sophia, Antonio and Vanessa.
devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, Helen will always be remembered for her love of people, positive attitude, grateful heart and selfless devotion to helping others. She loved everyone and they loved her back.
Helens greatest joy was spending time with family. She also loved traveling, especially being at the beach. Helen worked for Healthcare Associates for 15 years where she made many friends and left an impact on all she met. At her retirement party, she received notes from colleagues/friends who described her as " an angel on earth", "a sweetheart" "an inspiration". "I have never met a person like you-warm, friendly and beautiful inside and out". "You always had a positive outlook and made me feel better every time we spoke".
Despite significant health issues, including being legally blind, she was never heard to complain or let anything bring her down. She had an unwavering belief in God. She was heard to utter a single regret- "I just wish I could do more to help you".
The Visitation is from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday September 23rd at Hanley Funeral Home in Staten Island.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Jude's Children's Research Center.