Helen P. Martino, 91, formerly of Mendham, NJ, passed away on August 15, 2018 in Needham, MA. She was born on January 14, 1927 in East Orange, NJ to Harry Layton Preston and Antoinette Carchet Preston. Helen was a 1948 graduate of Syracuse University School of Nursing where she met her husband Frank. After returning to Mendham in 1949, she worked as an RN at All Soul’s Hospital in Morristown and was a night supervisor at Holly Manor Nursing Home in Mendham before retiring in 1991. Helen belonged to the Ralston Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Brookside Ambulance Squad, was a Cub Scout Den Mother and Vice President of the Mendham Borough Garden Club. In addition to gardening she enjoyed needlework and oil painting. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Frank Martino Sr. and two sons, Frank Martino Jr. and Greg Martino. She is survived by her son Ronald Martino (Elaine) of OH and daughter Janine Everts (Bob) of Needham, MA, brother Harry (Linda) Preston of CA, sister Elyse (Franklyn) Hasty of PA, and 3 grandchildren: Katie, Spencer and Will (Jill) Everts.
A Memorial Service for Frank and Helen Martino will be held on Saturday September 1, 2018 at 10 am at St. Marks Church, 9 East Main St., Mendham NJ. A reception/luncheon following the service will be held at Dantes Restaurant, at 100 East Main Street in Mendham. A burial service for immediate family will take place after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen can may be made to the Mendham Borough Garden Club, Phoenix House, 2 West Main Street, Mendham, N.J. 07945.