Helen Markey, a homemaker known for her baking, died Monday of heart failure at North Arundel Hospital. She was 77 and lived in Pasadena.
Born and reared in Westover, Pa., Helen Sass was married in 1943 to Charles Markey, who survives her.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Aglow and the Homemakers Club. In addition to cooking, she enjoyed gardening.
Mrs. Markey was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Linda K. Brown of Ashton; five sons, William Markey of Glen Burnie, Charles P. Markey of Kent Island, Wayne C. Markey of Kingsville, Richard R. Markey of Pasadena, and Ronald D. Markey of Ridgely; four sisters, Kathryn Pullman of New York, Martha Kitchen of Finksburg, Edna Curry of Littlestown, Pa., and Janet Finch of Sykesville; two brothers, Frank Sass of Catonsville and Michael Sass of Cleveland; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.