Helen J. Groth, 98, of East Pembroke, died Tuesday (March 12, 2013) at Orleans Hospice, Inc. in Albion.
She was born in the Town of Pembroke on August 19, 1914, a daughter of the late Peter and Agnes Butte Barnas.
Her husband, Lyman "Pete" Groth died in 1985.
Mrs. Groth was a longtime member of St. Maximillian Kolbe Church in E. Pembroke and enjoyed reading, bird watching and solving crossword puzzles. Prior to her retirement she was a secretary with the family business, L.J. Groth & Son Inc., a beer distributorship.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter in law: Norman Groth and Dennis (Joyce) Groth both of East Pembroke. Grandchildren: Daniel N. (Lisa) Groth of Oakfield, Dee A. "Toni" Neilans of Batavia, Gregory D. Groth of Corfu and Joan M. (Mathew) Worth of Corfu. Eleven great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was the sister of the late: Peter, John and Chester Barnas, Mary Huskey, Rose Sileski, Vera Urban and Sophia Thomas.
Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Friday from 4 - 8pm at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia where prayers will be Saturday at 8:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church in East Pembroke. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in East Pembroke.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the church, E. Pembroke Vol. Fire Co. or Orleans Hospice, Inc.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Ronald P. Konieczny II, director & proprietor.