Helen Piacquadio, 70

Helen A. Piacquadio, 70, of Bethel, formerly of Ridgefield, passed away on October 24, 2015. She was the loving wife of Mr. Onofrio J. Piacquadio.

Mrs. Piacquadio was born on March 15, 1945 in New York City, a daughter of the late Alexander and Helen (Kautz) Banyai.

A resident of Bethel for the past 3 years since coming from Ridgefield; Mrs. Piacquadio was very involved in a number of activities in her years spent in Ridgefield. She was a delivery driver and a cook for Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield; she was also a truffle maker and chocolatier at Deborah Anne’s Sweet Shoppe.

She was very active in St. Mary’s Church of Ridgefield; she was a member of the Cursillo movement in the Catholic Church, the RCIA and the Adoration Chapel.

Mrs. Piacquadio is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Onofrio and their children: her son, John and his wife Karen; and her daughter, Jennifer.

She is also survived by a sister, Alice Rivera.

She was known to many friends and family as an outgoing, social comedian who would always put a smile on your face. She had an innate eye for design, was very creative and artistic. She was a caring woman who became a surrogate mother to many. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM at St. Mary Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield: 25 Gilbert Street; Ridgefield, CT 06877.