Mary Helen Pirillo

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August 21, 2012

Mary Helen (Lambert) Pirillo, of Plymouth, passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, surrounded by her family to whom she devoted her life.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, December 28, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sperhoc Lambert.

Mary Helen was a graduate of St. Vincent's High School, Plymouth, Class of 1959. She was employed by Wyoming Valley West School District for 35 years until her retirement in 2009.

Our Mother's greatest comfort in life was caring for her family, whether it be her Sunday dinners or having sleep-overs with her grandchildren. Mary's generous and compassionate nature affected all who knew her. Even through her illness she never complained or burdened her family or the medical staff who cared for her. She always greeted everyone with a smile and a kind word.

What we will all miss the most is the thing she told us a million times, the words "I Love You."

Her brother, William Lambert, preceded her in death in 1963.

The family she loved included her husband of 47 years, Joseph; daughters, Mary Owens and her husband, Jody, Larksville; Kathy Kachinko and her husband, Robbie, Larksville; son, Joseph, and his wife, Kimberly (Yuhas), Plymouth; the loves of her life, grandchildren, Rebecca, Evan, Madison, Robbie and Samantha, who will forever miss their "RO-RO"; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Joseph Kratz, Del., numerous nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be held 9 a.m. Monday, from Kielty-Moran Funeral Home Inc., 87 Washington Ave., Plymouth, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in All Saints Parish, Willow St., Plymouth, the Rev. Robert J. Kelleher officiating. Interment will be in St Vincent's Cemetery, Larksville. Friends may call Sunday at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m.

Published in Times Leader on Aug. 24, 2012
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