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Helen L. (nee-Costa) May

August 4, 1929 - December 23, 2018

Loving and Dedicated Mother and Friend


Service Date: December 28, 2018

In Lieu of Flowers: American Heart Association

Obituaries » Helen L. (nee-Costa) May

Dateline: Denville
Helen L. (nee-Costa) May passed away Sunday, December 23th 2018 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville. She was 79.

Helen was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She lived in Vermont for 20 years, Parsippany and Lake Hiawatha for 36 years before moving to Denville in 2015.

She worked as a Secretary for UMDNJ in both the Newark & Ramapo campuses for many years before retiring.

Helen was a member of the Denville Senior’s Club & enjoyed playing bridge. She was also an avid reader and loved her family.

Helen is predeceased by her late husband Edward J. who passed away on October 17, 2017.

Survivors include her son: Brian Palmberg and his wife Sandy; her daughter, Karen Hyland and her husband Scott; her step-sons, Vincent F. May and his wife Mary & Edward C. May and his wife Traci; her sister Mary Sarro and her husband Al; & her 9 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 3:30 pm on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235. Entombment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover. Visiting hours are on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to The American Heart Association. 1 Union Street, #301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691.