BERLIN - Helen (Blachuta) Filipek, 96, of Berlin, widow of Jacob Joseph Filipek Jr., died peacefully Monday morning (June 2, 2014) at home. Born in Meriden, daughter of the late Jacenty and the late Mary (Satalla) Blachuta, she was a clerk at Two Guys until her retirement, a member of St. Paulís Church and the Berlin seniors, and an avid bowler. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith Filipek-Rittaler and her husband Bill of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Marianne Filipek-Lowry and her husband Toby of Berlin, two grandsons, Jacob E. Filipek Jr. and Thomas Anthony Filipek, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Jacob E. Filipek Sr. Funeral services will be held Thursday (June 5, 2014) at 8:30am from Porter's Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway in Kensington, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10am at St. Paulís Church on Alling Street. Burial in St. Stanislaw Cemetery, Meriden, will be at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday (June 5, 2014) morning from 8:30-9:30am. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 300 Queen Street, Southington,CT
06489, or to the American Diabetes Association, Connecticut and Western MA Office, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, 2nd Floor, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.