Helen M. Williams

December 18, 1924 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 94)


Helen passed peacefully on Friday; October 18, 2019 after a full and fruitful life.

She never forgot her roots, she always talked about her childhood in West Virginia, growing up barefoot running in the hills. She marveled that her dad worked in the coal mines for 30 years. She was proud to be a coal miner’s daughter.  Her dad brought the family up to Newark during the depression in a tin Lizzy. The trip was made during the winter with no heat in the crowded car, her sister Beulah got frost bite on her feet during the trip. They moved to Newark then to Hillside. Mom’s maiden name was Foczeny, her high school friends called her Fuzzy. She was always proud to have worked in a Defense Factory during WW2. During the war mom sent her picture into the USO to have it put on a bulletin board so a soldier who didn’t have a girl back home could find a pen pal.  Arthur Viscomi picked her picture out of hundreds on that board, the family still has many of those letters. After the war she married Arthur and they bought a small two-bedroom house on Ridgley Avenue in Iselin, NJ and raised two children Anita and Randy.

Arthur passed away in 1968 after 22 years of marriage. Helen married Carmine Spisso in 1970 and shortly after they were married Carmine passed away. In 1972 Helen married Raymond P. Williams and they were together until 1999 when he passed away.  

Helen is survived by her daughter Anita McCall, her son Randolph Viscomi, daughter in law Debra Viscomi, step son Peter Spisso, step daughter Peggy Coppeletta and her devoted companion Charles Dominick. She is also survived by her granddaughters Lisa McKay and Sandra Dingle, great grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Kaitlyn, Shawn, Mathew, Victoria and Nicholas and her great great-grandchildren, Solana, Greysin and Collin.

Helen is the last of her immediate family; she was a devoted daughter to John and Anna Foczeny who came to the United States from Hungry. She was a loving sister to Beulah, Mary, Elizabeth, Margret and Michael. She was a devoted wife to Arthur, Carmine and Raymond.

What a wonderful life she had what a wonderful and amazing woman she was. Helen loved music and was an avid opera fan. She loved this country and was a patriot.  She was a fabulous cook, she loved to decorate her homes, she loved the outdoors and flowers and she was always immaculately dressed, a classy woman. She will never be forgotten by her family and all who were lucky to have known this beautiful loving woman.

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October 20, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sheenan Funeral Home
233 Dunellen Ave.
Dunellen, NJ 08812

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