Helen Leona Rizzo (1931 - 2017)

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Helen Leona Rizzo, age 85, of Crestwood Circle in Brookville, Pa., passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
Helen was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in DuBois, Pa., to the late Charles Lawrence and Mabel Helena (Ziegler) Fuller. Helen married Donald V. Rizzo on Jan. 24, 1981, in Brookville, Pa.; Donald preceded her in passing on July 1, 1998.
Helen attended the Port Barnett School and later she spent most of her working life in jobs of hospitality. These traits of wanting others to feel served and welcomed also carried over into her home life; it was not uncommon for many people to be in her home with her drinking coffee and laughing together. She had her core group of four to five people that would sit around her kitchen table and just enjoy each other's company. She was a good homemaker who really enjoyed cooking and baking. There was always room for one more at her table. She looked forward to Christmas every year because it afforded her the opportunity to bake platters of homemade goodies that she would give to her children and friends. Helen was a loving person and her family and friends will deeply miss her.
Helen is survived by one son, Greg Becker of Brookville, Pa.; five daughters: Cherie (Clyde) Kramer of Jacksonville, Fla., Candy Stitt (Bill Wolfe) of Strattanville, Pa., Pam Becker of Reynoldsville, Pa., Jean Ann Becker of Brookville, Pa., Kitty Becker of Brookville, Pa.; three stepsons, Steve Rizzo of Springfield, Vt., Jeff Rizzo of Brookville, Pa., Tony Rizzo of Winsor, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, Helen is preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Sue Becker; five sisters: Ethel Espy, Charlotte Mason, June Cable, Desso Mae Cable, Ruth Becker; and two brothers, Alvin Fuller and Charles (Bud) Fuller.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 11 a.m. - 12noon at the McKinney–d'Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing, beginning at 12 noon, officiated by the Pastor Dennis Johnson. Interment will take place at Meade Chapel Cemetery, Knox Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to , Waterfront Dr. #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Inc., 1117 Country Club Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011; or Ramps of Hope, c/o Hazen United Methodist Church, 57 Allens Mills Rd., Brookville, PA 15825.
Online condolences and other information can be found at www.mckinneydargy.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on May 19, 2017
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