Helen Ann Pelc Senita, 87, of Wattsburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2014, following a brief illness. She was born December 19, 1926, a daughter of the late Wincenty and Theresa Kozlowski Pelc.
Helen was a 1945 graduate of Wattsburg High School, married in 1947, and worked for five years at General Electric. She then partnered with her husband on the family dairy farm, until they retired in their early eighties. Helen was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church. She enjoyed tending her vegetable garden, canning and cooking to entertain her family and friends. Her passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two children in infancy, Judy and Brian Senita; one grandson Erik Senita; three sisters, Stella Risjan, Wanda Smolinski and Jennie Dernar; and two brothers, Antoni and William "Bob" Pelc.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Paul Senita; three sons, Dr. Gary Senita and his wife Anna Marie of Millcreek, Mark Senita and his wife Judy of Millcreek and Matt Senita and his wife Marcie of Wattsburg; one sister, Mary Watson of Syracuse, N.Y.; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey, Curt and his wife Kasey, Vincent, Anthony, Phillip, Nicholas, Jason and his wife Candi, Justin and his wife Emily, and Julie and her husband Jon; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to a prayer service there on Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount of Olives Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church, 9367 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16509.
Schmidt Funeral Home
5000 Wattsburg Road Erie, PA 16504
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 25, 2014