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Helen (Sadowski) Gorey
March 29, 1956 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Helen was born in Philadelphia to the late Michael and Joan Lopez Sadowski. She passed away peacefully at Temple University Hospital. Helen was born and raised in Fishtown, attended Holy Name Parish School and graduated from Bishop Neumann Business School. Along with raising her children she was instrumental in helping raise many children along with her working career. She was a mother, aunt, sister and second mother to many. She was the original soccer mom, before there was such a thing. She would show up at games with a boombox and orange slices and after each win she would blast "We are the Champions" and congratulate every player on a job well done.
Helen was the fun aunt that never stopped being just that, when they all grew older, she would always check in with them to make sure all was OK in their world. Through the years, she always wore her trademark hat, whether fashionable or work related, she wore them well. She will be remembered as the PMA for the City of Philadelphia at the Swimmo and the former St. Anne's now Cione pool. She was the tannest and swimmiest because if she wasn't cleaning and keeping the kids in order, she herself would be swimming and working on her tan.
She enjoyed all the holidays, but Halloween was her favorite. She loved to give all that came to her door trick or treat candy. She never gave the cheap stuff but her rule was strictly "NO costume-NO candy" She was the queen of one liners,- 'don't talk about it, be about it, how 'bout them apples, atta boy- atta girl, (that was for a job well done or a great decision made), sometimes it bee's like that, if you don't like it you can leave and finally I'm good to go !
She is the beloved mother of Angie Marie Gorey and Billy Gorey (Tara Leigh). Dearest sister of Michelle Sadowski and the late Mark, Michael and Jeffrey. Loving grand mom to Christopher McNichols, Erin Fox and Liam Gorey and great grandmother to Nathan McNichols. Sadly missed by 3 generations of nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to here viewing and funeral on Saturday, January 13, 2024, beginning at 8:30 AM, in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Fishtown. Followed by her Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Interment will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.