Helen ‘Vallie’ Nowobilski, 88, of Great Barrington

Helen “Vallie” Nowobilski, 88, of Great Barrington, formerly of Housatonic, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington. Helen was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Housatonic, daughter of Stanislaw and Alexandra (Pieklik) Krysiak. She was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1946. Helen worked at Great Barrington Manufacturing from 1948 to 1953 and part time at the Marian Fathers in the 1970s. She was a member of the former All Saint’s Church in Housatonic and a member of the Rosary Sodality. Helen’s husband, Edward “Small” Nowobilski, whom she married July 12, 1952, predeceased her Dec. 21, 1988.

Helen is survived by two sons: Edward A. Nowobilski of Great Barrington and James M. Nowobilski of Housatonic; one daughter: Alyce M. Zucco and husband Mike of Housatonic; one stepdaughter: Jeral Smith of Kennewick, Washington; seven grandchildren: Nicole Adams, Sara, Colleen and Alyssia Nowobilski, Taryn and Justin Zucco and Courtney Nowobilski; and two great-grandchildren: Harper and Brayden. In addition to her husband, Helen was predeceased by brother Benny Krysiak, sister Bessie Krzynowek and stepson Dennis Nowobilski.

A funeral service for Helen “Vallie” Nowobilski will be held Friday Sept. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230 with Reverend William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Bridget’s Cemetery in Housatonic. The family will receive friends Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Helen’s memory may be made to either Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad or HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.