Helen Burnett, 90, passed gently away in her sleep on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Van Rensselear Manor in Troy, New York.
Helen was predeceased in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen Bielawa and her sister, Francis.
She was a devoted lifelong member of the Catholic Church.
She was known to enjoy dancing, singing and her beloved Polish music. Those closest to her talked of her generosity to others.
She is survived by her son, Bernie (Jane) Bielawa, daughter, Judi (Joe) Lanza and daughter, Adriana (Dan) Olson; and grandchildren, Joseph Lanza, Jennifer Lanza, Jeff Lanza, Dan Olson, Lauren (Gavin) Lake and Jessica (Jayme) Jeskie. She is also survived by her great-granddaughter, Lorelei Lake. She is survived by her brothers, Frank (the late Catherine) Bielawa, Ed (the late Laverne) Bielawa , Tony (Ann Marie) Bielawa, Joe (Carolyn) Bielawa, Ted (Eileen) Bielawa, Harold (Karen) Bielawa, Walter (Laura) Bielawa, Stanley (Betty) Bielawa and her sister, Mary Anne Zielinski and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at New Comer Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Helen's memory.