Helen C. Stefonetti of Lewiston, a Town of Niagara church worker who made rosary beads for distribution to missions throughout the world, died Monday in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, after a long illness. She was 84.
Born Helen Budzin in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she attended schools there. She moved to Niagara Falls in the 1940s.
Mrs. Stefonetti was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in the Town of Niagara, where she assembled rosary beads for overseas missions.
Her husband, Samuel, died in 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Rachael Logan of Bothell, Wash., Marilyn of Petaluma, Calif., and Janice of Redmond, Wash.; a brother, Joseph Budzin of Syracuse; three sisters, Martha Budzin of Wilkes-Barre, Mary Kotch of Renfrew, Pa., and Teresa Graham of Middlesex, N.J.; and a grandson.
Services were held today in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.