Helen (Pasone) Pisano Mills, 80, of B'nai B'rith Apartments, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
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She was born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 2, 1932, a daughter of the late Vito and Mary Catuyno Pisano.
Helen was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, Class of 1950, and she was a former member of Holy Rosary Church, Wilkes-Barre.
Early in life she worked in the garment industry. In 1948 she met her first and only boyfriend, Jack. They married in 1954 and lived in the Newark and Wilmington, Del., area for many years before moving back to Wilkes-Barre in 1980. While in Delaware she worked for several retail stores.
Helen will be remembered for her huge heart and her love for her family. She loved seeing and spending time with her great-grandchildren, Gavin and Aiden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack C. Mills, in 2004; by her brothers, Anthony, Rocco, Frank and Louis; and by her sisters, Carmella Caruso, Edith Scocozzo, Angeline Sulitka and Rose Fanelli.
Surviving are her daughter, Marieelena Mills, Wilkes-Barre; son, Jack V. Mills, Wilkes-Barre; granddaughter, Desiree Sartorio and her husband, Frank, Pittston; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Aiden; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Helen's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Dec. 7, 2012