Helen J. Dalmata

Mrs. Dalmata

Helen J. Dalmata, age 98, of Gloversville, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

She was born March 2, 1920, in Gloversville, the daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Opalka Selufsky. She was employed by Taylor Made Awnings for several years and later by St. Thomas Inc. for over 25 years.

Helen was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Berkshire Fire Dept. Auxiliary for many years. She loved her family gatherings, decorating for the holidays, traveling, cooking, gardening, sewing, crocheting and her furry animals.

She is survived by three children, Edalenia Davenport (Arthur) of Venice, FL, Lawrence Dalmata of Burlington, NC and Raymond Dalmata (Barbara) of Gloversville; a brother, Ronald Selufsky of Texas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Helen was predeceased by her husband, John “Edward” Dalmata; a daughter, Claudia Watson; and a brother, Walter Selufsky.

A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 151 S. Main St., Gloversville, with the Rev. Donald Czelusinak officiating.

Interment will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.brbsfuneral.com.

By Kerry Minor

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