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Helen Marsili Colombo, 84, of Elbert, WV, passed away on January 24, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
Born, July 03, 1933 in Lynch, KY, she was the daughter of the late Sabatino and Rosa Quitarrini Marsili. She graduated from Lynch High School, and then Beauty School before moving to McDowell County. She opened her beauty shop in the US Steel Company Store in Elbert before moving it to her home in Elbert, where she worked until her retirement.
Helen was a life-long member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Gary, WV. She served as president of the Altar Society for many years. She was a member of the American Legion as well.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, her husband Carlo Colombo, an infant daughter Carolyn, plus many sisters and brothers.
She is survived by her 8 children, whom she was devoted to. They are: Robert Anthony Colombo of Princeton, WV, Dr. Carl Samuel (Michelle) Colombo of York, PA, Teresa Colombo of the home, Cathy (Cecil) Patterson of Caretta, WV, Jean Colombo and Donnie Covert of Winfield, WV, Carla (Major George) Brown of Roanoke VA, Mary Colombo and Mike Clark of Glen Easton, WV, Gino (Sharon) Colombo of Henrico, Va. and Dr. Robert (Suzanne) Cure of Barboursville, WV. Grandchildren are: William Patterson of Huntington, WV, Nicholas (Kayla) Patterson of Catawba, NC, Danielle (Dr. Zach) Worzel, of Mt. Joy, PA, Dominic Colombo of Richmond, VA, Carolyn Kinnear and Jonathan Nelson of Wilmington, NC, Gabrielle (Gabe) Massie of Hinton, WV, Julian -Dante Gigilo, of the home, Christopher Brown of Roanoke VA, and Aubriella Colombo of Henrico, VA; Great-grandchildren include: Brooklyn Patterson , Jude Massie, and Adriana Patterson; two Sisters, Rosa and Teresa and sister in law Aster Yanesh. She also leaves behind a special friend, Shirley Duncan.
A special thanks to Hospice Compassus for their kind and thoughtful care and to Cathy Patterson for her devotion and care to her.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Gary at 11am with Father Tony Lascon Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Waterfall Mausoleum in Bluewell, WV.
Friends may call at Fanning Funeral Home in Welch, WV on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6-8 pm. Pallbearers will be Cecil Patterson, William Patterson, Nicholas Patterson, Major George Brown, Donnie Covert, and Nick Culbertson. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth (Frog) Bales, Jerry Duncan, Dr. Robert Cure, and Dominic Colombo.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Altar Society, P.O. Box 206, Welch, WV 24801.
Online condolences may be sent to the Family at www.fanningfuneralhomes.com
Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the family.
Published on January 25, 2018
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