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Helen G. Cislo

Helen G. Cislo
of Lowell, active at St. Casimir's Church; 84

LOWELL -- Helen G. (Sztoba) Cislo, 84, died Saturday, April 13th, at D'Youville Senior Care.

She was the beloved wife of the late Matthew P. Cislo whom she married on April 21, 1946 and shared 41 years of marriage until his death in 1987.

Helen was born in Lowell on April 8, 1929, daughter of the late Mary (Lach) and Walter Sztoba. She was educated in the Lowell School System.

She began her working life for Textron making parachutes, then worked at Lowell Dress company as a stitcher, and later at Porter's Dress Shop. She took several years out of the workforce to stay at home raising her daughter, but returned to work in 1988 as a cashier at Stuart's and then Ames department stores.

Helen was a talented seamstress, and enjoyed gardening, however her greatest joy came from spending time with and caring for her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a very dedicated member of her church, faithfully attending Mass on Sundays and serving on the Parish Committee and other committee's at St. Casimir's for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Doreen Zagorski and her husband, John of Dracut; her grandsons, Jeffrey Zagorski and his wife, Meghan and Matthew Zagorski and his wife, Heidi; and two great-grandchildren, Brian and Sadie; her very special neighbor and friend, Helen Owens; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends at St. Casimir's.

CISLO -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Saturday, April 20th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave, DRACUT. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated directly following calling hours at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church on Lakeview Ave in Lowell. Interment at St. Casimir's Cemetery, Pelham, NH. Donations may be made in Helen's memory to the St. Casimir's Cemetery Fund, 268 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850. To leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com

Published in Lowell Sun from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013
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