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Helen Kathryn (Miller) Samanns
March 11, 1930 ~ March 27, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Our kind and loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend, Helen passed away peacefully on March 27, 2023 amongst her family. A life-long native of Wharton, NJ, Helen grew up on Second Street with her two older brothers and graduated from Wharton High School in 1947.
She married her husband of 58 years, Al, in 1952 and raised four kids while also working various part-time jobs including school librarian and store clerk before joining the former National Community Bank where she worked as a teller and floor manager for 25 years before retiring.
She was a long and active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Wharton and served in many roles there over the years. She was also active in Wharton Seniors and the Historical Society and enjoyed crafting, craft fairs, and time with family.
She was predeceased by her father Edward, mother Marguerite, and brothers Edward (Carl) and James (Jim) Miller. She is survived by her daughters Kathy and Nancy, son John and his wife Bettina, and Edward and his wife Sarah. She has six grandchildren, Cris, Nate, Ben, Hannah, Trevor and Connor, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church in Wharton, or The Omaha Home for Boys.
Viewing will be held at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St., Wharton on Thursday, March 30th from 4pm to 7pm. Funeral services will be at St. Mary’s Church in Wharton, NJ on Friday, March 31st at 10am, with internment to follow at Locust Hill Cemetery, Dover, NJ.