- July 13, 1929 - December 30, 2012
- Wyoming, Michigan
of Helen's Passing
2100 Raybrook St. SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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“I worked at D&W with Helen for 10 years. She was a really nice person and easy going. I really enjoyed working with her. Her family was her whole...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Meredith - Las Vegas, NV
“Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
Bill and Heather visch.
2 of 13 | Posted by: William visch - grandville, MI
“My thoughts & prayers are with your family!
3 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Garner - Kentwood, MI
“I wasn't as close to this side of the family as my brothers were. I remeber Helen loved bingo and casino trips. And always serving downstairs...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Christina Palazzolo - caledonia, MI
“Sorry I couldn't have stayed a little longer to attend the services this week. My heart and prayers go out to all the Dara family, friends, and...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Donald Fuller - Atlanta, GA
“Blessings from above be with you and your family
6 of 13 | Posted by: jennifer naimo morales - Pasadena, CA
“God bless you Helen. I have such wonderful memories of you and Mike and of course your kids at every Italian party or event growing up. I last saw...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: jennifer naimo morales - pasadena, CA
“said news around the holidays
see ya funeral on THursday
from Michael Fuller
8 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Fuller - Grand Rapids, MI
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Julie (Mike's co-worker at Steelcase)
9 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Shrontz
“Mike and family, I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. Though I didn't know her, i know she did a darn good job raising Mike! My thoughts and...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tom Nieboer - Byron Center, MI
“I am so sorry for your loss Mike & Cheryl, Cassandra, Angie, Jen and of course all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
11 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Brooks - Wyoming, MI
“Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jerrry and Sue Henry
“I remember Mrs. Dara from when our kids were small. She was always very nice
to us. We'll remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
13 of 13 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Eikhoff - Wyoming, MI
DARA – Mrs. Helen Marie Dara (Myers), age 83 of Wyoming, MI, went to be in the presence of her Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mariano (Mike); son, Anthony (Tony); parents, Orley and Lydia Myers; sister, Rita Falan; brother, Milo (Stub) Myers; parents-in-law, Jack and Vencenza Dara; and brother-in-law, Joseph Vulpetti. Surviving are her children, Michael (Cheryl) Dara, Joanne (Paul) Jesnek, Linda (Francisco) Ocampo; grandchildren, Cassandra (Jacob) VanderMyde, Angela Dara, Jennifer (Shawn) Leonard, Anthony, Alicia and Matthew Jesnek; great- grandchildren, Austin Dara, Noah, Emma and Alexa VanderMyde, and Evan Leonard; sister-in-law, Anna Vulpetti; and special nephews, Rocco and Jack Vulpetti; her close friends Nick and Mary Bono.
Helen was a member of the Altar Society and a minister of the Eucharist at Our Lady of Sorrows church where a Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am Thursday, January 3, 2013 at the Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 101 Hall St SE with Rev Theodore Kozlowski as celebrant. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends and relatives on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM with prayers of the rosary being recited at 7:30PM at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave and at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial Contributions may be made in Helen's memory to Faith Hospice Holland Home.
To share a memory or photo and to sign the family's online guestbook, please visit www.stegengafuneralchapel.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Sheldon Meadows Assisted Living Center for their compassion and care that they gave to Helen during her time there.