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Bellicini, Veronica 91

  • Monessen
  • Born: 1923-04-16
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home, Monessen | Get Directions
  • Veronica Bellicini, 91, of Monessen, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in VNA Hospice, Butler. She was born in Webster on April 16, 1923, the daughter of the late John Macik and Anna Leheny Macik. Mrs. Bellicini was a 1940 graduate of Rostraver High School and retired as a bookkeeper having worked for John L. Gibson in Monessen, Donora Motor Co., and Davies and Tregembo in Charleroi. She was a member of St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and the former Most Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Monessen, and its Christian Mothers. She was an active member of First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, Branch 88, having served as auditor. She is survived by a son, David J. (Sandra) Pushkar of Queenstown, Md., a daughter, Ruth Ann Pushkar (Lewis) Panion of Titusville; three grandchildren, Tonya Panion (Richard) Bishop of Aston, Pa., Jeremy Jones of Queen Anne, Md., Taylor Jones of Cambridge, Mass.; two great-grandchildren, Catherine and Adam Bishop; a brother, Edward (Donna) Macik of Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Paul (Betty) Bellicini of Eighty Four, Michael Bellicini of Ellsworth; two sisters-in-law, Daisy Bellicini of Roswell, N.M., Mary Bellicini of New Eagle; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph F. Pushkar; her second husband, Anthony "Tony" Bellicini; two grandsons, Nathan J. Panion and Andrew D. Pushkar; three brothers, John Matsik, Paul Macik, Michael Mason; seven sisters, infant, Ruth Mae, Anna Schwartz, Mary Lastoka, Margaret Vernile, Helen Suhy, Pauline Macik, Norma Jean Latta, and Lillian Macik. Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME INC. AND CREMATION SERVICES, 441 Reed Ave., Monessen. Services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, beginning with a 9:15 a.m. blessing in the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass in St. Sebastian Church with pastor, the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, Monessen. Condolences accepted for the family at
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Leasure, Helen M. 93

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1921-04-08
  • Died: 2014-11-21
  • Funeral Home: Mccauley, West Newton | Get Directions
  • Helen Mae Leasure, 93, of West Newton, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was born April 8, 1921, in West Newton, a daughter of the late Charles and Myrtle (Spitzer) Bowers. Helen was known as "The Penny Candy Lady." She spent countless hours traveling to flea markets and festivals in her RV to sell her penny candy, and was the owner of the former Helen Mae Gift Shop on Main Street, in West Newton. A member of First Baptist Church in West Newton for over 70 years, she also sang in its choir. Helen has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 25 years and participated in the "Race for the Cure" when she was able. Survivors include two daughters, Helen Riggs and husband, Dale, and Brenda Lucas; grandchildren, Dawn Booher and husband, Tom, Mary Trout and husband, Allen, Brenda Ansell and husband, Robert, Kendra Weaver and husband, Jeff, and Garrett Lucas and wife, Chrissy; great-grandchildren, William "Billy" Riggs and wife, Shangail, Cody Fazenbaker, Kayla and Cyle Booher, Kelsey, Jesse and Alexia Weaver, Saige Trotter, Jayden Lucas, Megan and Morgan Ansell, and Robert Ansell Jr.; great-great-grandchildren, Noah, Isaiah, Aurelia and Jonah Riggs, and Logan Weaver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenneth James Lucas; sisters, Dolores Pevc, Pauline Aronckes and Loretta Markle; and brother, Charles Bowers Jr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the J. WILLIAM MCCAULEY JR. FUNERAL HOME INC., 901 Vine St., West Newton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Baptist Church, Vine and Sixth Street. Everyone is asked to meet at church. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 1133 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218.
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