Helene Rich Emanuel died on Sunday, November 25th, 2018.
Helene was loving wife to Paul for 68 years. Loving mother to Irene Bressler, Carol Emanuel, and Ruth Maffa. Loving grandmother to Sarah, David, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin and Anna. Devoted mother in law to Rich, Artie and Phil.
Born in Brooklyn, Helene attended Music and Art High School, and graduated from University of Michigan.
Helene was a piano teacher. At age 50 she decided to go law school and was admitted to one of the first classes at Cardozo Law school in Greenwich Village. She subsequently passed the New York, New Jersey, and Florida bars and practiced until she was 80 years old.
In her later years, Helene helped to raise money for the Bergen Philharmonic. She was so proud to say that she was Ina Garten "The Barefoot Contessa's aunt.
Donations welcomed to the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. 311 Cornwall Road. Bergenfield, NJ.