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Helen Theresa (Zucchini) DeCarlo

May 15, 1922 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 97)

Obituary

Helen Theresa DeCarlo passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 surrounded by her loving family; she was 97 years of age. She was born in here in Mill Valley as Helen Theresa Zucchini to Germaine and Adelle Zucchini. As a young adult, Helen enjoyed working outside the home as a purchasing agent with Emporium department store and then putting her artistic abilities to work knitting sweaters for a clothing designer and as a professional gift wrapper with Macy's department store. Once the Marin IJ newspaper described Helen in a news story as the "Julia Child of Gift Wrap." But her greatest accomplishment was as a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, relative and friend. She married John 64 years ago. Helen was loving, caring, open hearted, positive, loyal. Missing her greatly is her husband John DeCarlo of San Anselmo; her children, John DeCarlo, Jr. (Debbie) of Vancouver, WA; James DeCarlo (Lisa) of Mill Valley and Caroline Beyer (Ken) of San Rafael; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren all of whom were equally special to her; and many loving family members and friends. The Visitation is 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills in San Anselmo. The Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13 at St. Rita Catholic Church, Fairfax.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 12, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monte's Chapel of the Hills
330 Red Hill Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Vigil Service
Friday
July 12, 2019

6:00 PM
Monte's Chapel of the Hills
330 Red Hill Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Funeral Mass
Saturday
July 13, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Rita Catholic Church
100 Marinda Drive
Fairfax, CA 94930

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