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Helen L. Calorio

Born: Tue., Feb. 4, 1930
Died: Wed., Sep. 26, 2012

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Helen L. Calorio, 82, of Natrona Heights, PA, passed away peacefully, at 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, September 26th, at Highlands Genesis Eldercare, Brackenridge. Mrs. Calorio is formerly of Freeport. Helen was born in Latrobe, PA on February 4, 1930. She was the daughter of the late Nellie A. (Kosky) and Arthur R. Henry, Sr. She was the widow of Thomas Anthony Calorio who passed in 2004. She was a member of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport.

Helen was a 1947 graduate of Derry Twp. High School. She graduated Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Helen went back to school after raising her children. She graduated from the Allegheny Valley Hospital School of Anesthesia in 1970 and received her bachelor degree in science from LaRoche College in 1977. She was employed as a nurse anesthetist at Allegheny Valley Hospital Natrona Heights, PA., for 20 years retiring in 1981.

Helen developed the curriculum in the anesthesia program for LaRoche College which is now a Masters Degree. She was the director for the School of Anesthesia at AVH from 1974-1980. Helen was a volunteer for the Senior Net Program in New Kensington, where she helped teach seniors how to use the Internet. Helen was instrumental in the creation of the Freeport Area Community Library. She was a past president, secretary and treasurer of the Freeport VFD Ladies Aux. She was also a mentor for the Highlands School System helping 4th graders. Helen enjoyed knitting, playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her 2 sons Thomas A. (Brenda) Calorio, of Allegheny Twp., Robert A. (Kris) Calorio, of Freeport, her daughter Louise Ann (James) Baumgardner, of Telford, TN and her brother Robert (Karen) Henry, of Houma, LA. She is also survived by her 5 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 5 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson. She is preceded by her siblings; Alfred R. Henry, Arthur R. Henry, Jr. and Bernadine Bish.

Family and friends will be received on Friday September 28th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport, PA. A parish wake service will be conducted in the funeral home on Friday evening.

A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 am that will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Freeport at St. Mary, Mother of God Church, Freeport, PA, at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 29th, with Father Edward Volz officiating.

Burial will be held in the St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to;
Freeport VFD Ladies Aux.,Station 70, 400 Market Street Freeport, PA 16229

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Dick Livingston

Helen was a good person and I can remeber staying there when I was young.May you all be Blessed with prayers of healing and remembrance. God Bless all of you.

Kathy Sowers

Tom, Brenda and Family

Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Please take care!


Sends deepest condolences to your families on your loss. Helen will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She is now gods angel looking down on all.

Chris Piperato Vanlue

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I sure loved spending time at Aunt Helen and Uncle Tommy's while growing up. I love and miss you all dearly. God bless.

Lew Otterman

Tom, Bob, Brenda and family Sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother

Joyce and Pat Ralston

We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Calorio family. I was a friend and fellow member of the Freeport Fire Dept. Auxiliary. We worked side by side for many years at the fire hall. We spent some evenings together playing bingo. I got to know Helen very well during those years. I liked Tom, too. He was a dedicated fireman.

May God bless you all. Be proud of your Mother, she was a good woman.


Joyce Ralston

Ralph Zema

My mother, Vivien Zema, worked with Helen at AVH. They were both coworkers and friends for many years. My condolences to your family.

Bonnie Wiles

Bob and Kris and family so sorry for your loss. Helen was so nice to be around. I am sure she will be missed.

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