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Obituary for Helen V. Kelly (Varga)

Helen Anna Kelly (Varga), formerly of Centerport, NY, passed away on January 7, 2021 at age 93 in Voorhees, New Jersey. She was born in New York, NY to the late Stephen Varga and Anna Varga (Schneider). Devoted wife of James J. Kelly who died on October 15, 2014. Graduate of Walton High School in 1946, Hunter College in 1949, followed by employment at advertising agency Young and Rubicam. Helen married her Jim on January 19, 1952 after he proposed in classic New York fashion at the top of the Statue of Liberty only a few weeks after they met. Helen was a longtime member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Centerport, NY. Helen loved cooking (especially baking), flowers, and gardening. She is survived by her brother Albert Varga of Stratford, CT. Beloved mother of Patricia M. Kelly (Jon Duncan), Stephen Kelly (Hal Freeman), Suzanne Ragone (John), and Jean Kelly. Grandmother of Katherine Maulbetsch (Jack Liebl), William Maulbetsch, James Maulbetsch, Christina Ragone, Kathleen Ragone, Stephen Weinman and Elizabeth Weinman. Interment Calverton National Cemetery where she will join her beloved husband on January 14, 2021 in a private ceremony. Donations to the National Wildlife Federation ( in her memory are appreciated. For additional information or to share a message of condolence or photographs, please visit Bradley Funeral Home, Marlton, NJ.