Helen Frances Konowicz (nee Nystrom), 97, of Avenel and prior of Kearny, passed away on August 9, 2020. Prior to retiring, Helen worked for SeaLand in Port Newark as a key punch operator for over 15 years. Beloved wife of the late Henry Walter Howell and Peter Konowicz. Loving mother of Betty Jo Wilkinson and her husband the late James Wilkinson. Cherished grandmother of Christina Lynn Clarke, Patricia Ann Tokarski, Daniel James Wilkinson and great grandmother of Tina Marie Clarke, Kyle James Clarke and Kingston James Tokarski. Dear sister of the late William Nystrom, John Nystrom and Shirley Auten. Arrangements Kimak Funeral Home, Carlstadt.