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Our beloved mother Helen Julia Caranci, 90, of Louisville, passed away peacefully June 19, 2014, at TRU Community Care Hospice in Louisville, Colorado. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 902 Grant Ave., Louisville, Colorado. A reception will follow the burial at Tri-City Elks Lodge, 525 Main St., Louisville, Colorado. Helen was born in Louisville on April 13, 1924, and resided at the same home her entire life. She graduated from Louisville High School in 1942 and then completed a Business College course in Denver. Helen took a job at the start of the Second World War at Remington Arms in Denver. She also worked at the City of Louisville and was a Teacher Aide at Louisville Elementary for 12 years. She married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Lawrence Caranci, on June 6, 1948. Helen's greatest joy was caring and cooking for her family. She was active in the Tri-City Elks Auxiliary and the Society of Italian Americans. Helen enjoyed being a mom, traveling, sewing, reading and spending time with friends and family playing cards, marbles, bingo, and aggravation. She was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, Nuggets and CU Buffs. Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Our dear mother will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, (parents) Angelo and Angelina Berardi, (sister) Mary Elnicki, (brothers) Charles "Jiggs", Recco and Frank Berardi. Helen is survived by her daughter Paula "Polly" Caranci, son Dale Caranci, grandsons Chris Caranci (Nicole) and Tony Cleasby, great-granddaughters Natalie and Lily Caranci, and a host of nieces and nephews. In Helen's memory the family is requesting that donations be made to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Please reference donation is in memory of Helen Caranci. Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at legacy.com/obituaries/dailycamera .
Published in The Daily Camera on June 25, 2014
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