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Helen Quarantello, 81, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 12, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Christine (Reed) Oliver.
Helen attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School. On April 4, 1956 she married her beloved husband, Bernardino Quarantello at St. Joseph's Church. Helen was employed as the manager of Central Lanes and Luchese Lanes Bowling Alley for many years prior to her retirement. She also volunteered as an election poll officer and for the N.F. Boys and Girls Club.
Helen was an avid bowler and was inducted into the Niagara Falls Women's Bowling Hall of Fame in 1980 for her accomplishments. In her leisure time, she enjoyed arts and crafts, as well as taking care of children. She especially enjoyed traveling with her husband, in particular to Florida where they owned a home for the past 20 years.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, she is survived by her children, Bernard 'Bernie' (Sue Solley) Quarantello, Diane (fiance' Ray Roffle) Quarantello, Russell (Cheryl) Quarantello, Jean (Anthony) Pascuzzi; and was predeceased by one daughter, Michele (Joseph) Sirianni. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justin, Danielle, Alyssa, Vincent, Valerie, Steve, Frank, Annina, Russell, Christain, William, Carmine and Ashley; five great-grandchildren; two siblings, Christine (William) McCabe and Bernice (late Jack) Browning; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her loving friends and caretakers Sonja Williams and family. She was predeceased by her siblings, William (late Helen) Oliver, George (Marge) Oliver, Barbara (late Fred) Cooper, Catherine (late Thomas) Bearsley and Shirley (late Jack) Long.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 15th from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, where funeral services will begin on Friday at 11:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon in Holy Family Parish at St. Joseph Church, 1413 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial offerings may be made to the N.F. Women's Bowling Association.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
Published on February 13, 2018
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