2009-07-03 / Obits

Helen R. Alessi


Helen R. Alessi, a lifelong Rockaway resident, died June 26.

Alessi was born in Rockaway Beach, the third child of Rose and Angelo Lautazi. She was a teacher at St. Camillus Church for 27 years. During her time there she also photographed the St. Camillus Fire and Drums Corps.

Alessi is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alessi.

She is survived by her daughter, Marguerite Kazalski; sons, George, Damian and Thomas Alessi; sister, Mary Spina and her four children; seven grandchildren and a loving extended family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach. A memorial service was held at St. Camillus Church, Rockaway Beach. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, New York.

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