August 4, 1926 ~ January 1, 2019
Helen A. Drew, 92, wife of Edward J. Drew of Wilmington, NC, passed away January 1, 2019. Always known for her keen sense of humor, legendary dinner parties and positive outlook on life, she was born in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late Anthony M. and Veronica Josaitis Wallace. She had lived in New Haven and Hamden for many years before moving to Cambridge Village, Wilmington in 2015. She was the loving mother of Catherine (Peter) Cammarano of Guilford, Edward (Patricia) Drew of Murrells Inlet, SC, Nora (Paul) Landry of Leland, NC, Christine (Michael) O'Brien of Versailles, KY, and the late Maureen (Arnie) Ganem, formerly of Bay Harbor Islands, FL. Grandmother of Cheryl Cammarano, Edward J. Drew, III, Thomas Drew, William Drew, Paul Landry Jr., Nicole Landry-Sloan, Michael O'Brien, and Taryn O'Brien-Beers. Great-grandmother of Reagan Drew, Logan Drew, Grayce Drew, Jackson Drew, Tyler Drew, Ryan Drew, Owen Sloan, Bennett O'Brien, Ellis O'Brien, and Liam Beers. Helen is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Matto, and was predeceased by a brother, Edward Wallace. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mark Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC on Thursday January 10, at 11 a.m. Graveside service, open to family and friends, will be held in St. Mary Cemetery, Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made in memory of Helen Drew to the Zimmer Cancer Center Foundation, 2131 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.