Helen M. Bonavito

Helen Marie Starko Bonavito, age 90, died on September 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving daughters Jacqui and Janis.

Helen was a talented artist and attended Arts High School in Newark, NJ where she met her husband, Ted. She was proud of her early career as a research librarian for the Newark Public Library. She also worked as an interior designer, decorative tile artist and photographer stylist. In later years Helen worked as a volunteer for the East Brunswick Public Library

Helen was admired for her witty remarks and positive attitude. She was a joy to everyone whose lives she touched and a great pal to her daughters.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, husband, Ted, and sister, Jane. She is survived by her daughters Jacqui and Janis.

A visitation will be held Sunday, September 24, from 2-5pm at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 25 at 11:30am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 840 Cranbury Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831.

Memorials may be made to:

The Newark Public Library, http://npl.org/about-the-library/get-involved/

The East Brunswick Public Library Foundation, http://foundation.ebpl.org/

Newark Public Radio, WBGO Jazz88.3FM, http://wbgo.org/