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Helen Therese Majorowski Scioli

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Helen Scioli LUBBOCK-Helen Therese Majorowski Scioli, 88, was born in Chicago, Ill., June 30, 1927. She graduated from Kelly High School, then Business College and went on to become the manager and buyer of the shoe department at Carson, Pirie, Scott Department Store in Chicago, where she met her future husband, Dr. Eugene Scioli. They came to Texas in 1954 and proudly called Lubbock their home. She was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Helen had a servant's heart and her lifelong vocation was to serve the poor and underprivileged. She was known to take action whenever she saw a need. She would purchase and deliver things herself to any area in any season helping countless families in Lubbock and beyond. She was the founder of Basket-52, which delivers cleaning supplies and toiletries to persons in need. Other programs she founded include Sack-the-sock and The Blanket Project. She was active in many civic and community organizations including the Lubbock Women's Club, Catholic Family Services, Lubbock Osteopathic Hospital Volunteers and the Texas Tech Museum Association, where for many years she enjoyed being a docent. A lifelong learner, she loved attending the museum lecture series and served on the board of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) helping young students excel with scholarships in Science and Research. Helen served LISD for years as Communities in Schools volunteer and loved being a reading tutor to students. Not content to just read and do homework, she would interject lessons on manners, hygiene, good diet and service to her charges that she loved so much. She was also active in Lubbock Symphony Guild, Alpha Phi Mothers Club and was a past president of the Christ the King Women's Organization. Her greatest pleasure was spending time at the family's beloved Cherry Hill Ranch. Her favorite hobbies were gardening, reading old magazines and cookbooks. She was an exceptional cook and no one left her home on an empty stomach. She is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and sisters; and grandson, Anthony Ryan Scioli. Above all else, she was devoted to God and her family and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dr. Eugene Rubin Scioli; and their six children, Mark Scioli and wife Debbie, Laura Reagan and husband Brandt, Marybeth Scioli Hines and husband Larry, Paul Scioli and wife Sharon, all of Lubbock, Camille Scioli Chambers and husband Rick of Austin, and Angela Scioli McGuire and husband Don of Southlake. Grandmother was loved and revered by her 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Mark and Jacqueline Scioli, Travis, Tyler and Lauren Reagan, Erin Reagan West, husband Lane and son Canon, Jeff Hughes, wife Kristin and sons Joseph and Graham, Greg Hughes, wife Amy Claire and son Harrison, Amy and Russell Wheeler, Christopher Scioli, wife Abby, children Sophia and Slade, Theresa Pittl, husband Kelly and daughter Maria, Vanessa Santosuosso, husband Al and son Anthony, Angela, Keith and Paul Joseph Scioli, Hilary Nicholas, husband Jonathan and daughter Bliss, Patrick and Michael McNamara and Mac, Mason and Gabrielle McGuire. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Venue on Broadway, 2202 Broadway with rosary cited at 6 p.m. and the family receiving friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mass is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Christ the King Cathedral with entombment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. The family is grateful for the services of Sulema Acevedo, and Hospice of Lubbock. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Catholic Charities, 102 Ave. J, Lubbock, TX 79401, West Texas , 3610 22nd Street, Suite 300, Lubbock, TX 79410, or Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st Street, Lubbock, TX 79410. Please celebrate the life of Helen by visiting www.combestfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Nov. 19, 2015
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