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Helen J. Zielonka (Nowak)

January 10, 1925 - November 9, 2019

Helen J. (Nowak) Zielonka, 94, of Chicopee, died on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at home. She worked at State Line Potato Chips, Curtis Universal Joints, F. W. Sickles, A. G. Spalding and Milton Bradley. Helen was born on January 10, 1925 in Wilbraham and was the daughter of the late Vincent and Genevieve (Wlodek) Nowak. She predeceased by her husband. Edward J. Zielonka, who died in 1998. Helen is survived by her son, John E. Zielonka and her daughter, Barbara R. Zielonka, both of Chicopee and a sister, Evelyn Queiros of Ludlow. Helen was a great cook of American and Polish foods. She was a member of the Polish American Citizens Club of Ludlow. Helen loved listening to Polish music on the radio, going to Polish church festivals and went on many Charter bus trips to Polka Events. She also loved the Red Sox, Patriots and the Bruins. The family would like to thank her nurse, Rebecca, home care aid, Ann Marie and social worker, Erin at the Baystate Health Hospice for their comfort and support. A private funeral service will be held. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Baystate Home omHomHealth Hospice, 30 Capital Dr., West Springfield, MA 01089 or to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445.