Helen R. Irons Lucia, 85, of Warren, PA died Friday, July 26, 2013 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home in Warren, PA.
Born on December 24, 1927 in Smethport, PA she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Janette Brougham Irons. On May 2, 1953 at St. Joseph Church on Beech Street, Warren, PA she married Peter Lucia, who died on December 30, 2000.
Helen was a resident of Warren since 1950. She was a graduate of Smethport High School, Class of 1947. She later graduated from the Wiltson School of Medical Technology where she received a certificate as a Laboratory Technician. Helen was employed by the former Warren Medical Group for 30 years and with the former Kinzua Valley Nursing Home for 9 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of St. Joseph R. C. Church in Warren. Helen loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and was an avid Notre Dame Football fan.
Helen is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Theodore) Bailey of Warren, PA, Janet (Scott) Creveling of Pittsburgh, PA, and Phyllis “P.J.” Dahle of Pleasantville, PA, seven grandchildren, Lisa (Chad) Gelotte, Teresa (Dennis) Abplanalp, Joseph Bailey and his companion Erica Walker, Diana (Derek) Dygulski, Jenna Creveling, Jason Dahle and his companion Jill Anderson and James (Racheal) Dahle, four greatgrandchildren, Traci, Edward and Jack Abplanalp and Olivia Dygulski, one stepgreat grandson, Tyler Gelotte, two sisters, Emmogene (Daniel) Pancoast of Erie, PA and Marie (Elwin) Nichols of Morristown, TN, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by a soninlaw, Paul Dahle, a greatgrand daughter, Grace Elizabeth Bailey, one sister, Eileen Drum and two brothers, Milford Irons and John G. Irons.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 24 P.M. and 68 P.M. using the rear entrances. A vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Monday with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.