Gloucester, MA — Helen O’Malley, of Gloucester, passed away on Sunday evening, September 2, 2012 in the Seacoast Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester.
She was born in Gloucester, MA on May 11, 1918, the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Mabel (Nelson) O’Malley.
A graduate of Gloucester High School, with the Class of 1936, she worked all her life in Gloucester, retiring from the Cape Ann Bank & Trust Co. in 1980.
She was a life-long communicant of the former St. Peter Church and its sodality. She volunteered for many years at Addison Gilbert Hospital and was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary.
Helen loved the outdoors and Cape Ann, with its scenic beauty and ethnic activities. A sports enthusiast, she welcomed the four seasons. She was an avid reader and cross word puzzle solver and enjoyed keeping in touch with old friends. Her many trips abroad and throughout the US were unforgettable, but home and family were always best.
She is survived by two nephews and their wives, William and Bonnie Gale of Gloucester, Donald and Adrienne Genova of Osterville, and seven grand nieces and nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Barbara Gale and Anne Genova and a great-grand niece and nephew, Emily and Bryan Gale.
ARRANGEMENTS: In keeping with her wishes, there are no visiting hours.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St. Gloucester, MA. Family and friends are cordially invited.
Her burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com