Helen J. Darling

Rochester: Age 89, passed away peacefully at the Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Fairport, New York on March 23, 2014.  She was predeceased by her parents, Lola and John Lambrinos of Fulton, and is survived by her son, John Darling (Denise) of Pittsford, granddaughters Johnna Darling of Tampa and Jennifer Darling of East Rochester, and great-granddaughter Vanessa Koon and great-grandson Ethan Koon of East Rochester.

Helen was a life-long resident of Fulton, New York.  She was an Army veteran having served as a nurse Second Lieutenant from 1945 through the early 1950s in hospitals in New Jersey and Washington, D.C.  She was employed for over twenty years with the Oswego County Department of Social Services, serving as a case worker and a supervisory of the Child Protective Unit.  Helen was a member of Zonta and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Burial arrangements will be privately held. 

The family wishes to thank the staff at Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their wonderful care and compassion provided during Helen’s illness.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Aaron Manor Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com

11 Condolences

  1. David and Suzanne Koon on March 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    John and Dee,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Helen was a lovely lady and will be missed.

    Suzanne and Dave Koon

  2. Susan Silliman Smith on March 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Hi John,

    Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great lady. Her compassion for others was above and beyond. The memories I have are many. We had lots of fun times and parties at her house we fun too. I was surprised and glad she was able to come to my retirement party three years ago. I will miss her smile and great sense of humor.

    Susan Silliman Smith

  3. Sandra Friedfertig on March 30, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    John and Dee,

    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember the stories you told that demonstrated her independent spirit and spunk. She obviously did a great job raising you to be a strong, intelligent man.


  4. Peter G. Cook on March 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    John, sorry about your mom’s passing. I met a few times at your house. She was very nice. I know that she is up in heaven now.

  5. ASHER GREENHOUSE on March 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm


  6. Jon Ferry on March 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Sorry John

  7. ray skinner on March 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Throughout the years I sensed that your Mom was a significant and wonderful part of your life. My condolence to you and your family at this time.

  8. BARBARA YORK on March 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    John and Family
    I send my sincere sympathy for your loss. Helen and I worked together at Os.Co.DSS for many years. I considered her a dear friend and co worker. Many of us older employees enjoyed working with Helen and share your loss. May all your memories help ease her passing. GOD BLESS, Barbara York

  9. Alicia Calagiovanni on April 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    John and Denise: I was so sad to read of your mother’s passing in the Post Standard. I remember not only her friendship with my mother but the many times I used to ride my bicycle to your house and have a nice chat with her in your front yard. And I know how proud she was of you, John , Denise and your family! I miss my parents and those of their generation like your mother. My prayers are with you all! -Alicia Swiatlowski Calagiovanni

  10. Carlye on November 24, 2014 at 3:39 am

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  11. SinghMandeep on November 26, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    What a special man. I woerkd with Trigger whenhe moved to Dellwood from Kenosha. I want his daughter to know that he was a special person in his own way.I will not morne his death but celebrate his life. Rest in peace big guy. You will be truly missed by all. Love ya

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