Helene Marie Sweet on October 25, 2014 passed quietly at home with her family by her side. She was 86 years old. Born 1927 in Vineland NJ to Hugo and Molly Pagano she was raised in Vineland NJ and went to Sacred Heart Catholic School. She was married in 1948 in the same church to her husband of 63 years William H. Sweet (deceased 2011). Her sisters Joan Belfi and Mary Sparagna still live in the area with their families.
Helene lived in Vineland until 1957. They moved to the Midwest when Bill took a new position with Kimble Glass. After living in Ohio and Illinois they moved to California which has been their home for the past 43 years. Their family and each other were the most important parts of their lives. She loved the beach, dancing and playing bridge. Helene was a dedicated wife and mother who was always thoughtful, kind, encouraging and soft mannered.
She is survived by her five children, Walter (Beth) Sweet, William “Bill Jr.” (Tammie) Sweet, Sarah (Robert Pacheco), Roy (Tami) Sweet and Molly (Jonathan Stagno) and 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She will be missed.
Vigil service 4pm on Sunday, Nov. 2 at O’Connor Mortuary. Funeral Mass at 10:30am on Monday, Nov. 3 at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, followed by burial at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA.