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Helen K. "Bonnie"

September 16, 2019

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Obituary for Helen K. "Bonnie" Delia

Helen K. “Bonnie” Delia, age 71 of West Long Branch, died peacefully at home on Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by her family. Bonnie was born in Deal and was a lifelong resident of the shore area. She attended Deal School and Red Bank Catholic High School. She was a graduate of Monmouth University and went on to become a teacher for the Long Branch Board of Education. She was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Church in West End and a member of the Deal Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary and the Green and White Association.

She was predeceased by her parents, John F.P. Kelly, Sr. and Elizabeth Kelly and 2 brothers Kevin C. Kelly and John F.P. Kelly, Jr. Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Ralph Delia, Jr.; a daughter and son in law, Carrie and Matthew Sniffen; 4 sons and daughters in law, Ralph (III) and Carey Delia, Bryan and Heather Delia, Michael and Susan Delia, Kevin and Hope Delia; 3 brothers and 2 sisters in law, Mark and Charlotte Kelly, Christopher Kelly, Brendan and Kathy Kelly; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Audrey, Michael, Kelly, Brendan, Vivian, Kayla, Bowden, Addison, Benjamin and Jake; and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. Funeral, Friday; 9:30 am from the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:30 am at St. Michael’s Church in West End, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Joan Dancy & PALS Foundation, P.O. Box 8157, Red Bank, NJ 07701. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence, light a memorial candle or make a memorial donation by selecting the appropriate tab.


When Thursday, September 19th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Service Information

Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:30am
Reverend Mark Nillo
Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church
800 Ocean Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Service Extra Info
family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 9:30 am.
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