Helaine Wilson Penn, 89, of Montclair, died on May 10, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Penn had a career in education and taught in many grammar schools in Montclair. A few of her passions included square dancing, walking, cooking, traveling with her husband, and spending time with family. She was a long-standing devout parishioner at St. Cassian's Roman Catholic Church.

She was predeceased by two children, Maurice G. Penn and Cynthia A. Maier, and her husband Frank Penn. She is survived by her two granddaughters, Deanna Chase (Matthew) and Alicia Penn, two great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be Wednesday, May 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martin’s Home for Service, 48 Elm St. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Cassian's Church, 187 Bellevue Ave., Montclair.