Helen B. (Hanacik) Lattanzio age 97 of Clinton formerly of Export, died September 21, 2021, peacefully surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Export, she moved to Clinton, PA in her later years to be near her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Hanacik; her husband, Ted; daughter, Patricia Santilli and brothers; Frank, Louis, Andy and George Hanacik; sisters, Mary Komperda, Louise Zaccagnini and Mildred Billec. Helen is survived by her precious children; Teddy Lattanzio of Clinton, Tom (Gloria) Lattanzio of Clinton and Janet Lattanzio-Lamont of Clinton, 7 grandchildren; Maria (Greg) Tournay, Angela (Tony) Toscano, Lara (Matt) Antis, Anthony Lamont, Tricia (Bud) Noss, Nolan Lamont and Michelle (Brett) Blackburn, 9 great grandchildren; Santino, Giada and Lucia Toscano, Alessandra and Conner Tournay, Maddox and Mason Antis and Natale and Marissa Blackburn; a sister Genevieve Berardinelli of Altoona and numerous loving relatives, including nephews; Joey (Patty) Zaccagnini, The Reverend Father Ken Zaccagnini and niece, Barbara (Bill) Davis. Besides raising her family, Helen worked at Westinghouse, Mine Saftey, J.C. Penny’s and retail promotions for the area supermarkets. Helen volunteered her time to the Duff Manor Senior Center and to the American Cancer Society of Westmoreland County. She babysat for Glenn Pottmeyer and Amy Rathburn. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Export where she served on the Altar Rosary Society and was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a member of St. Columbkille’s Church in Imperial, where she attended Mass while living in Clinton. Helen enjoyed baking, making candy and chocolate covered pretzels, puffed rice Easter bunnies, arts and crafts but most of all enjoyed and cherished her family. Friends and family welcome Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Avenue, Export (724) 327-1400. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with her Godchild; Father Ken Zaccagnini as celebrant. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to St. Mary Church, 5900 Kennedy Ave., Export, PA 15632. For directions or to offer online condolences please visit www.wolfe-vongeis.com
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