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Florence L. Helfer

Florence L. “Lola” Helfer, 93, formerly of Slickville, died Sunday, August 28, 2016, at home.  Born November 14, 1922, she was daughter of the late Benedetto and Louise Balzano Fenili and wife of the late Edward Helfer.  Mrs. Helfer was a member of St. Sylvester Church, Slickville Civic Center, and E.M. Kralick Post #18 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She is survived by daughters, Maxine (Richard) Balest of Norfolk, MA, Louise (Bill) Hunter of McKeesport, with whom she resided, and Kristin (John) Koester of Reston, VA; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great Grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Helfer was preceded in death by brothers, Daniel Fenili and Louis Albert “Bates” Fenili and sisters, Minnie Markitell, Lena Lester, Rose Havaran, and Ida Bair.  Friends will be received Friday from 7-9 pm at Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola at 10 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at St. Sylvester Church in Slickville.  Entombment will follow in Twin Valley Chapel Mausoleum in Delmont.

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