Helen Arlene McBain, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Methodist Country House in Wilmington, DE surrounded by her family.
Born in Carlstadt, NJ, Helen was the daughter of the late John and Anna Alfrieda (Ellstrom) Anderson. She was a graduate of East Rutherford High School and worked for the Newark Star Ledger where she met her husband Harold McBain, who predeceased her in 1989.
They lived in Maywood, NJ and later moved to Moorestown, NJ where, after raising their children, Helen worked for Moorestown Township until she retired. Helen lived an active life with family, enjoying vacations in Lavallette, Lake Shawnee and Long Beach Island, NJ and spending time with her grandchildren. She had many friends with whom she enjoyed bridge clubs, book clubs and volunteering.
Helen was predeceased by loving siblings Arthur Silvia, Florence Patrick and Viola Phelps.
Helen will be dearly missed by her children and their spouses, Eileen Cuti (Anthony) of Boca Raton, FL and Saddle River, NJ, Stephen McBain (Diane) of Marlton, NJ, James McBain (Joyce) of Racine, WI, Michael McBain (Diane) of Marlton, NJ and Joan Pappas (Michael) of Newark, DE, seven grandchildren, Laura Cuti, Anthony, Alyssa and Jessica McBain, Matthew Pappas and Carson and Lindsay McBain, two great-grandchildren, Aidan Saaf-McBain and Chase McBain and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Somerford House and The Methodist Country House for the care and kindness they provided Helen over the years.
Graveside services will be held on April 24, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in Moorestown, NJ at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or (https://www.macular.org) or the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market St #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or (https://alz.org) in her honor.
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