Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Antonina (Malek) Kaczowka.
She worked as a Secretary for SUNY Oswego in the Women’s Physical Education Department.
Helen was a mother and homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and quilting. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Frank Plata; a daughter Connie (Dan) Jackson, of Oswego; two sons, Frank Jr. (Trish) Plata of Saratoga Co., NY; Dan (Koren) Plata, of Chicago, IL; three sisters, Mary Kon; Estelle Lloyd; Bert Tracz; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Osetek, Ann Kaczowka and Frances Hageny.
Calling hours will be held 10a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, June 20th with a service to follow, at the Nelson Funeral Home, 11 West Albany St. Oswego.
Entombment will be in All-Saint’s Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.