Helen E. DeCicco, age 96 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in ProMedica Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Whitehall. Born July 23, 1925 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Josephine (Gennari) Cola. A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, Helen worked at area supermarkets, such as Foodland, Whitey's, Marraccini's, and Spagnolas and loved being out working with the public there. She enjoyed playing pinochle with her sister and dear friends, visiting the casino, watching football and rooting on the Steelers, and attending dances around the area with her husband at places like the local VFWs and the Swedish Singing Society in McKeesport. Helen was also a member of the Thursday Night Duck Pin league in Glassport, but most of all, she relished being with her family, especially her dear great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Louis DeCicco, who passed away May 15, 1995, and her sisters: Eva Stoffiere, Nancy Kohan, and Jean Ferrari. Helen is survived by her daughter Lisa (David) Teolis of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Marisa (Nicholas) Costanzo of Jefferson Hills and Carmen (Stephanie) Teolis of McCandless; her great-grandchildren Adrianna and Juliet Costanzo and Luca, Dante, and Alexander Teolis; her sister Louise Mallozzi of Elizabeth Twp.; and also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. The family is requesting all visitors to wear a mask. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church. Procession to follow to Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions in Helen's name should be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh Division, 600 Waterfront Dr. #210, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
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