Helen Marie (Barberio) Lippert, 73, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital.
Born November 22, 1945 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Abigail Margaret (Hughes) Barberio.
For over 20 years, Helen owned and operated the Doll House Beauty Salon then managed the kitchen at McDowell’s Hotel in Koppel. She was very active with Ellwood Girls Softball and instrumental in forming the 13-15 year old league. Her most cherished time was spent with family and she loved being a grandmother.
Survivors include a daughter, Kelly Lippert Kearns of Ellwood City; three brothers, Thomas Barberio of Ellwood City, Joseph Barberio of Cranberry Twp., Jack (Mary Ann) Barberio of Fort Collins, CO; grandson, Alexander Joseph Kearns; and her longtime companion, Michael F. Carrozza with whom she resided.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Lippert and two sisters, Margaret Ann Barberio and Gayle Katherine Balin.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday May 7 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Blessing service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
Dear Michael, Kelly, Alex, Tom, Joe, Jack,
My heart breaks for all of you at the loss of our special Helen. Bob and I are so sorry that we cannot be with you at this most difficult time. I wish I could but Bob is having health issues which requires me to be with him on Tuesday and Wednesday as he undergoes heart testing. I hope that this summer we can come back to Ellwood to celebrate Helen’s life together. Reflecting back on our lives together there is an endless seam of laughs, fun and food. Holidays, weddings, funerals, visits all ended the same way in the kitchen at Park Avenue late at night with Helen whipping up some terrific bite to eat. Growing up we were always together playing pig, monopoly, cards or whatever, into the wee hours of the morning, just families having fun. Growing older everyone going their own ways but still pulling together as a family, especially during the tough times, like the deaths of special people in our lives. They are gone but live on in our hearts. We now must add Helen to that list.
Even though our families live far apart, Ellwood family is still part of our being. Helen has been a central figure and the rock on which much was built. She will be truly missed but was deeply loved and will never be forgotten.
With our love, sympathy, thoughts and prayers,
Bob and Mary Lou
Dear Michael my heart goes out to you on Helen’s passing. I have known her almost all of my life and really enjoyed being around her.
Please take care of yourself because this is journey that known chooses to do but, God decides he needs them in his home. I will always be available for you to talk because I know what is like to loose the one you love.
Love. Coral Schantz Bollinger
Please except our deepest sympathy for Helens passing. May her soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. (Hopefully she met up with Chuckie and they are laughing together)
Rosaline Landolfi Pratt
Melinda Landolfi Macioge
Dear Michael, Tom and family,
My mom and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Aunt and sister. Helen was a beautiful person….sweet, kind and always smiling. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you.
? Renee and MaryLou
Dear Kelly and family,Diana and I will always remember the good times when our girls played ball for your dad and mom. May God be with you at this sad time. Dean And Diana Shallenberger
Dear Michael,Kelly, and the entire Barberio family,
We are so sorry for your loss and that we could not be there in person to
express our condolences. We were out of state for a family graduation.
Helen was such a special person, as are all of you. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all who loved her. May God embrace you in comfort during this very difficult time.