Helen Frances Sala


Helen Frances Sala, of Warwick, passed away at home on June 2, 2017.  She was 60 years old. 

Born on June 8, 1956 in Ridgewood, Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Audrey (Schidler) Colbert.  In 1982, Helen and her husband, John A. Sala, moved to Orange County, NY to start a family and a Snap-On business.  They found their home in Warwick, NY in 1989 where her family lived and thrived in the community ever since.

She is survived by her husband, John A. Sala of Warwick;  her children:  Jessica Sala of Denver, CO, Thomas Sala and his wife Ashley of Atlanta, GA, and John D. Sala of Orlando, FL;  two grandchildren:  Madison and Andrew;  a sister, Dorothy Thomas and husband Robert of Atlanta, GA;  a brother, Daniel Colbert of PA;  a sister-in-law, Kathy Colbert of Toms River, NJ; and cousins:  Christine and John Robinson of Oradell, NJ.

She was an active and loved member of Grace Community Church, Warwick. 

A family statement reads:  “Helen was a devoted and supportive mother and grandmother.  She had a deep love for her family and friends. Helen had a huge heart and often said that a smile was worth a million bucks.  She lived with passion, adventure, and strength throughout her whole life.  She was a talented cook, gardener, and reader.  Helen loved listening to the birds and watching wildlife in the area.  She will be missed and adored by many for years to come.”

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 8th, from 6:00-9:00 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday at Grace Community Church, 199 Kings Highway, Warwick.  Private cremation.

Donations in Helen's memory may be sent to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza #1710, New York, NY 10122-www.ocrfa.org

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It is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences. Helen and I played Words With Friends. I will miss our chats and conversations. I will miss having her to talk with. My family sends everyone our love.
Dawn Davis
John My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Ross Schneiderman
ross schneiderman
My sincerest condolences to Helen's Family. This was truly sad news. Mom was so full of life, laughter and strength. I will always remember her with love. I hold so many fond childhood memories of her. Her giggle was infectious. Beautiful outside and in, she will be dearly missed. Blessings to you All at this difficult time. Prayers coming your way. Joyce
Helen was my first girlfriend when my family moved to the neighborhood (in 2nd grade!). We shared countless memories. We grew up together. Her laugher, smile, generosity, optimism, and sparkling blue eyes will always stay with me. Helen was one of the strongest people I've ever met. I'm so proud of her. She was loved by me and all the girls from the neighborhood. I will miss her! Love you, Helen! Phyllis
Phyllis Vecchione
patricia and sal send there condolences to the sal family on there loss we loved helen she made you laugh she made you smile now she is in heaven looking down on us may she rest in peace
patricia and sal cilmi
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