Helen Ann Petrozelli, age 91, of Clinton,

Helen Ann Petrozelli

Helen Ann Petrozelli, age 91, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Hunterdon Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.

She was born on July 17, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ.  She was a resident of Clinton, NJ for the past 4 years, moving from Crestwood, NJ and Conway, NH.

She was the daughter of the late Bernard and Catherine McCormack Mulvaney.

She was the wife of Gerald J. Petrozelli, celebrating 66 years of marriage.

Helen was a graduate of Snyder High School in Jersey City, NJ.

In her early career, Helen worked as a telephone operator.  Later, she worked as a personal chef to many dignitaries in the tri-state area.

Helen’s love for her husband, family and faith was undeniable.  She loved spending time with her family, including traveling extensively with her husband.  She was a devout Catholic.  Together with her husband, they would attend daily Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Annandale, NJ and Sunday Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  Helen was also a member of the Blue Army Shrine in Asbury, NJ.

Helen enjoyed traveling throughout the United States.  She especially loved the New England States; Vermont and Lake Champlain being her favorite spots.  She also enjoyed skiing, ice skating and cooking.

Survivors in addition to her loving and devoted husband include 4 children; Gerald Bernard Petrozelli of Alberta, VA, Sheila Castanien and her husband Marc of Annandale, NJ, Mary Lou Nace and her husband Robert of Jutland, NJ and John F. Petrozelli and his wife Elizabeth of Sellersville, PA.  8 grandchildren; Gerald Robert Petrozelli and his wife Charlene, Amanda Jane Nace, Karen Scholl and her husband Jeff, Catherine Castanien and her fiancé Jonathan Skwirut, Rebecca Nace and her fiancé Chinku Grover, James Castanien, Daniel Petrozelli and Jonathan Nace.  4 great-grandchildren ; Pierce, Avery, Emery and Lincoln.  2 great-granddaughters on-the-way later this year.  Helen is also survived by 1 brother; Edward Mulvaney of Ft. Pierce, FL.

Helen is predeceased by 1 brother; Frank Mulvaney and 3 sisters; Mary Mulvaney Reilly, Kathleen Mulvaney Stanton and Marguerite Mulvaney McKenna.

Calling hours will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ.  Funeral Mass will take place Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in High Bridge, NJ.  Interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Annandale, NJ.

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