The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

April 22, 2014

Helen Marie DeMaio

Sharon woman worked at Medal Distributing

- — A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday for Helen Marie DeMaio of Sharon. She passed from this earth at 3:40 a.m. Easter Sunday (4-20-14) to join her husband of 45 years, Anthony, who passed in July 1983. She was 96.

She was one of 11 children born to Micklos and Helen Rose Gula Durick.

A lifelong resident of the Shenango Valley, she graduated from the former St. Ann’s School, Farrell.

She was employed by the former Medal Distributing Co. in downtown Sharon for 24 years, and at her retirement, was lauded as a faithful friend and employee.

A football fan, she loved rooting for her Pittsburgh Steelers.

As a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be sadly missed by all.

She is survived by her daughter, Tess Alvey and her husband Clarence; her twin boys, Tony and Frank DeMaio  (yes those two, and yet somehow, she managed to stay sane throughout her life); her grandchildren, Chris Dunchak, Patty Fisher and her husband Dereck, Nick DeMaio and Felicia Herndon and her husband Ben; and a great-granddaughter, Caiti Kundert.

She also leaves a sister-in-law, Mary DeMaio and many nieces and nephews.

Her family feels blessed to have had this wonderful lady in their lives for so many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 10 siblings.

Helen was a breast cancer survivor and her family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory to please consider the Susan G. Komen Foundation at ww5.komen.org

DeMAIO

Mrs. Anthony (Helen Marie), 96, Sharon.

Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (4-24-14) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Friday (4-25-14)  in St. Rose Cemetery Chapel, Dutch Lane, Hermitage, with the Rev. Jason Glover as celebrant.

Interment: St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.

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