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Kiely, Helen Walulik (5/3/1929 - 3/6/2012)

By Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, Mattapoisett, MA

Helen Walulik KielyHelen (Walulik) Kiely, 82, of Rochester passed away on Tuesday March 6, 2012. She was the wife of the late Edmund J. Kiely.

Born in Plainfield, NJ, the daughter of the late Michael and Veronica Walulik, she lived in Plainfield and Lebanon Township, NJ for many years before moving to Rochester in 2005.

Helen was formerly employed as a quality control technician at Ethicon in Bridgewater, NJ until her retirement.

Helen played baseball on three teams in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League from 1948 - 1950. She also played basketball for the New York Covergirls in the 1950s.

She was a volunteer at the Rochester Senior Center.

Survivors include three children, Karen O'Hara and her husband Brian of Scituate, RI, Jill Santos of Rochester, and Robert Kiely and his wife Alison of Portsmouth, RI; five grandchildren, Kathleen O'Hara, Paige and Brooke Santos, Conor and Patrick Kiely; and several nieces and nephews.

She was the mother-in-law of the late Steven Santos, and sister of the late Stanley Walulik, Mary Terry, Alfred Walulik, Jean Walulik, Frances Ayers, and Stelle Kopf.

Her Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday March 31, 2012 at 10 AM at St. Joseph's Church, Fairhaven. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Contributed by: Merrie Fidler
Submitted on: 03/14/2012
Copyright: Saunders-Dwyer Funeral Home, Mattapoisett, MA

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