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Helen DeLauro

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Helen Ada DeLauro (nee Collins), 98, of Crown Point, Indiana, passed away November 30, 2021.

She is survived by her sons: Stephen (Kimberly) DeLauro of Crown Point, Elliott (Alice) DeLauro of Murray, Kentucky, and Scott (Patti) DeLauro of Griffith; daughters: Janis (Rick) Flutka of Crown Point, and Deborah (Steven) Volz of Rolla, Missouri; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elliott DeLauro, 1989; her parents, Jean Fred Collins and Florence Pearl Collins; brothers: Wendell (Rita) Collins, Charles (Edna) Collins, Fred (Estelle) Collins, and Robert (Marilyn) Collins; sisters: Helen “Virginia” (Charles) Gould and Jeanne (Robert) Moore; and granddaughters: Elizabeth Ada DeLauro of Griffith and Jennifer DeLauro Rowe of Springville, Alabama.

Helen was born July 9, 1923, in Eustis, Maine.  After moving to Hartford, Connecticut, she worked for the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Factory where, in 1947, she received special recognition for Excellence in Production.  Following a move to Washington D.C., Helen worked at the U.S. Naval Gun Factory, where she met her husband, Elliott, who was stationed in Quantico, Virginia.

Helen and Elliott moved to Gary, and later, to Highland, where they raised their five children.  After retirement they moved to Fort Myers, Florida, in 1983.  Helen has been a resident of Crown Point since 1993.

She was a loving wife and mother, and her family meant everything to her.  Always an avid pinochle player, she enjoyed playing cards with her family and her friends at the Civic Center.  Helen loved life and was ready to go anywhere within a minute’s notice.  She will be greatly missed by all.

Visitation

Sunday December 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Monday December 13, 2021
Service @ 11:00 AM Visitation 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128