Helen Gibbons

Helen Gibbons, 89, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday evening, January 1, 2011.

She was born on June 25, 1921 in Koppel, PA to the late Vito and Sophie Miller Tislaretz.

She was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She also formerly worked as a register of elections in Wayne Twp., at the polls in Park Gate.

But most of all, Helen enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of over 73 years, Ralph F. Gibbons, Sr. Also surviving are one daughter, two sons, and three daughters-in-law: Sophie Tammaro of Ellwood City; John J. (and Peggy) Gibbons of New Castle; Robert J. (and Kim) Gibbons; and Carol Gibbons, all of Ellwood City.

Eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive.

The last of her family, Helen was preceded in death by one son, Ralph F. Gibbons Jr. in 1992, and by two brothers and two sisters: Steve and Vito Tislaretz, Mary Carsele, and Annie Bridge.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Fr. Mark Thomas, officiating, at Holy Redeemer Parish Church, Fourth Street, Ellwood City.

Burial will follow in Holy Redeemer Parish Cemetery.

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