Helen M. (Downarich) Delfino, 99, of Bristol, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Helen was born on January 16, 1922 in Hartford, daughter of the late Fabian and Anna (Winarski) Downarich.
Helen was the loving wife of the late Vito Delfino for 58 years before his passing in 2007. In her younger years, Helen enjoyed volunteering at the Bristol Hospital, school libraries and St. Matthew Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and was a devoted mother.
Helen is survived by her daughters Marianne Delfino of Bristol, Pamela Delfino and her husband John Rhoades of Winsted; grandchildren Timothy and his wife Lauren and Nicholas; two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great nephew.
Besides her parents and husband, Helen is predeceased by two brothers, Francis and Walter and a sister Regina Moskey.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 at O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol, from 8:30 AM until a procession that will leave for St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Bristol, for an 11AM Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hole in the Wall Gang, 555 Long Wharf Drive New Haven, CT 06511.