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Helen (Babich) Dalberto

July 9, 1921 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 102) 102 Years Old

Helen Dalberto Obituary

Helen (Babich) Dalberto, 102, of Berwick, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Berwick.  Born in Berwick on July 9, 1921, she was a daughter to the late Samuel and Eva (Kostow) Babich.

Helen attended Berwick schools.  On September 13, 1941, she wed the love of her life, James P. Dalberto.  Together they would raise their daughter and share 66 years of marriage.  Helen had worked at several textile mills, including Baer Silk Mill, Duplan Silk Mill, and Berwick Knit Wear. She had also been employed by the Fulton Lamp Company.  Mrs. Dalberto was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish.  She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid reader.  She was a gentle mother who loved unconditionally throughout her life.  She was not one to complain, no matter how much she was suffering.  She lived an exemplary life and will live on in the hearts of those who were so fortunate as to have known her. 

Surviving Helen is her beloved daughter, Barbara Dalberto of Berwick, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Dalberto.  She was also preceded in death by brothers:  Peter, Stephen, and John Babich; and her sister, Mary Trapane.

Helen’s family would like to express thanks to the staff of Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and Commonwealth Hospice of Berwick for the wonderful care they provided to her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Thursday, January 18, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, 721 Monroe Street, Berwick, PA 18603.  Reverend William T. Barbee will officiate as celebrant.  Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of the Mass.  Entombment at Elan Memorial Park will follow.  Memorial contributions in Helen’s name may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Parish at the address above or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  The Kelchner, McMichael & Readler Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the Dalberto family.  Online messages of comfort and support may be left at 

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Public Viewing
January 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
721 Monroe Street
Berwick, PA 18603

January 18, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Parish
721 Monroe Street
Berwick, PA 18603

Interment following funeral service
January 18, 2024

Elan Memorial Park
5595 Old Berwick Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815


St. Joseph's Catholic Church
721 Monroe Street, Berwick PA 18603

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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