Helen S. Naklicki, age 94, passed away peacefully at the Karen Ann Quinlan Center for Hospice in Fredon, NJ on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Newark, NJ, Helen spent most of her lifetime in Cedar Grove, NJ, having married her teenage sweetheart in 1946 and was dedicated to raising her family of 5 there. In her later life, she also resided at her daughters' home in Blairstown, NJ and in Hackettstown at the House of the Good Shepard.
She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Millie Sadowski, her husband, Henry Naklicki in 2010 and sisters, Jeanette Shumlich and Adele Puta. She is survived by sons, Glenn (and wife, Judy), Paul (and wife, MariLou), Thomas (and wife, Ursula), and daughters, Mary ( and husband, Richard R. Keiling, Esq.) and Dr. Michele (and late husband, Dr. Thomas H. Atkinson III, DMD), 11 grandchildren-Kimberly, Michael, Brian, Laurie, Meredith, Lauren, Dr. Emily, Reid, Kirby, Kerwin and Keith, 12 great grandchildren and by her dedicated caregiver, Josie.
Helen was well known for her sweet and gentle nature and her extraordinary love for The Lord and for her family. She enjoyed countless hours preparing delicious Polish foods, hosting family gatherings and spending time with grandchildren. In her later years, she enjoyed visits to Atlantic City and traveling on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and to Poland with her husband, and leisure and prayerful activities with her fellow residents at the HOTGS. She will be dearly missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, gracious memorial gifts may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation 99 Sparta Avenue Newton, NJ 07860.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the St. Jude Church, 7 Eisenhower Rd. Blairstown, NJ at 11:00am Thursday, March 7th, 2019. A period of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:45am, preceding the Mass at Newbaker Funeral Home 200 Route 94 Blairstown, NJ 07825. Interment will immediately follow the Mass at the Gate of Heaven Chapel Mausoleum 225 Ridgedale Avenue East Hanover, NJ 07936.