Helen Gregoria Greco Zigerell, 102, of Chippewa, died peacefully at 5:00 am, Saturday, September 15, 2018.
She was born May 9,1916 to Joseph and Caroline Totera Greco in Beaver Falls and graduated from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School. In addition to being a homemaker, Helen worked as a salesperson and waitress at the Blue Room Café, owned by her brother Peter and family friend Frank Casciaro. She loved family gatherings, and playing cards with family, friends and caregivers. Interacting with children brought her great joy. She lived in the home that she and her husband Joe built when they first were married until she was 101 years old. She then retired to Franciscan Manor.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Joseph Zigerell; parents, Joseph and Caroline Totera Greco; sisters, Rose Greco Dickos, Edith Greco Kauffman, and Mary Greco Jaros; brothers, Peter Greco and twins Richard Greco and Robert Greco, all from Beaver Falls; as well as nephew, John Albert Kauffman, Sr. of Fort Myers, FL and nieces Jacqueline Kauffman Boyer and Caroline Kauffman Evans.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, Marilynne Kauffman Donnelly and husband Ron, New Brighton, Richard A. Greco of Lake Tahoe, CA, Robert Greco and wife Cindy of Beaver, Carolyn Greco Vernotzy and husband Richard of Houston, TX, William Greco and wife Francis of Beaver Falls, Christine Greco Dotterweich and husband Gary of Pittsburgh, and David Zigerell and wife Gina, Monaca; great nieces, Brenda Vansovich Murphy and husband Dan of Emlenton, Jayne Boyer and husband Bill Kaufmann of Durham, NC, Nancy Boyer of Beaver Falls, Tina Kauffman Goldhahn and husband Frank of Cape Coral, FL, Chrysanne Donnelly Corsetti and husband Jeff; and great- nephews, Charles Cepek of South Fork,, Eric Cepek of Tionesta, John Kauffman, Jr. of Cape Coral, FL, Phil Brattin of Lafayette, LA and Marc Brattin, Las Vegas, NV; and cousin ,Melba Totera Lucini of Beaver Falls.
Friends will be received on Monday from 6pm-8pm in the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home 1117 5th Avenue Beaver Falls www.gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com where prayers will be held on Tuesday at 9:30am followed by a mass of Christian burial on Tuesday at 10am in St. Monica Catholic Church, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Two., with Father Kim Schreck officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Helen’s name to St. Vincent de Paul c/o St. Monica’s or to Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.
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