Helen Selva

Obituary of Helen Selva

La Selva, Helen "Danny" Lovell of Upper Montclair, NJ on October 13, 2011. Treasured wife of Conductor Vincent La Selva. Beloved mother of Lisa La Selva Zayac, Maria La Selva Vogt and John La Selva. Loving grandmother of Nicholas, Marisa and Nina Zayac, Elena, Elizabeth and Vincent Vogt, and Jesse and Sam La Selva. Helen was born in Berkley, CA on August 22, 1932 and grew up in Cleveland Heights, OH. She was a volunteer on Montclair Ambulance Unit for many years. She worked at Russell Fitt Real Estate in Upper Montclair before opening her own real estate office on Watchung Plaza in Montclair. Helen La Selva Realtors, and finally Realty World, La Selva and Co. Helen also served as a past president of the Montclair Board of Realtors in Montclair, NJ. Helen was also owner of The Watchung Plaza Bakery and Ice Cream Company on Watchung Plaza in Montclair before selling the business and returning to real estate and property management full time as La Selva and Co. Helen was a music lover, raised listening to classical music. She became a pop singer in the 1950's and toured the United States and Canada singing with the female group, The Silhouettes. Funeral from the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park Street Montclair on Monday at 8:15 AM. Then to St. Cassian Church, 187 Bellevue Avenue Upper Montclair where at 9:30 a mass of Christian burial will be offered. Interment Mount Hebron Cemetery. Visitation 2-6 on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montclair Ambulance Unit 95 Walnut Street Montclair, NJ 07042, to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International 26 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10004 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
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