of Canton, formerly of Randolph, passed peacefully at home on March 1, 2018. She lived 25 days after her beloved husband Al’s passing and died on what would have been his 98th birthday, and one day before their 71st anniversary. Born in Malden in 1923, Helen grew up on Crowell St. in Dorchester. She was a graduate of Dorchester High, and carried great pride for her spelling bee wins. She answered her country’s call in World War II, and enlisted in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate I, Third Class, and served with distinction. After her honorable discharge, she returned to Dorchester and married her soulmate, Albert Slotnick. Together they created a family, and a built their business, Alco Auto Parts, in Jamaica Plain. Helen was, in every sense, a matriarch. Always ready with a smile, quicker still with a joke, and always happy to cook a tuna casserole for any one in need of comfort. Helen loved to travel, golf and play Mah Jongg. She was always happy to sip a gin and tonic with family and friends in Onset and Falmouth, and to share in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her dear brother Manuel Witt; her children Carl Slotnick & Merilyn deVos; Barbara Slotnick Karp & Stan Karp; Charles Slotnick & Laura Woolpert; grandchildren Mimi, Caroline, Caleb, Josiah, Laura, Anne, Zachary, Sam, and Noah; great grandmother of 9; and sister to the late Joseph, Charles and Louis Witt. Chapel service will be at Schlossberg & Solomon Memorial Chapel, 824 Washington St., Canton, on Sunday, March 4th, at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Sharon Memorial Park. Reception following the burial at Orchard Cove. In In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to The Bridge Center, formerly Handi Kids, 470 Pine St., Bridgewater, MA 02324 or to the Good Shepherd Community Care, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459.
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