In memory of
Joann Marie (novelli) Helsom
HELSOM JOANN MARIE (NOVELLI) 68, formerly of Sterling Heights, joined the Lord on February 10, 2017. Dearest mother of Mark and Jason (Stefanie) Helsom. Loving grandmother of Liam Helsom. Predeceased by parents John and Vincenza (Jenny) Masaid and aunt Anna Ferrante. Joann was born on September 12, 1948 in Detroit. After graduating from Center Line High School in 1966, she worked at Chrysler Defense and then Chrysler Financial, enjoying her co-workers and friends. She truly enjoyed people and had a special spot in her heart for animals. Joann loved her family, especially her grandson Liam. She was known to be incredibly generous and kind. Joann was involved at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church and a volunteer with the Michigan Humane Society. Visitation will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 7 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 West University Drive in downtown Rochester. Memorial Contributions may be made in Joann's honor to Michigan Humane Society. Share memories online at pixleyfuneral.com
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