Helen Marie Marconi

Born: Sat., Aug. 13, 1927
Died: Fri., Jun. 7, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 11, 2019
Location: Swissdale United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 12, 2019
Location: Swissdale United Methodist Church

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Helen Marie Marconi, 91, of 1796 Coudersport Pike, Lock Haven passed peacefully at home on Friday, June 07, 2019 surrounded by her family. Helen was born at the family homestead near Swissdale, on August 13, 1927 to the late Donald and Irene Keiffer Weise where she grew up with her two sisters and one brother on the family farm.

Helen graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1945. Helen was united in marriage January 3, 1948 to the late Anthony A. Marconi who passed away December 29, 1985. After graduating from high school, she was a secretary at Piper Aircraft. After marriage she became a homemaker, raising five children and one nephew. Helen worked part time as a bookkeeper for the family business, Marconi’s Service Station. She was an active, lifelong member of the Swissdale United Methodist Church. Helen was the church pianist and organist from the age of 13 until her retirement in 2016, playing for a total 75 years. Most of Helen’s interests centered on her family and her church. She sang in the church choir, was a Sunday School Teacher, served on the Administrative Board, played the organ for many weddings and funerals, and always lent a helping hand in cooking and serving church dinners, as well as making homemade soups and ice cream. Music was a very important part of Helen’s life starting with being in the Varsity Choir at Lock Haven High School. She and her sister Ruth performed locally and many times Helen played the accordion and was a guest singer and with the Green Valley Haymakers. Helen liked to travel with family and friends, traveling as far away as Germany, Spain and visited most of the US states. She was a member of the Swissdale “Fishing Ladies” Club, taking fishing trips yearly for many years.

Helen is survived by four children, Sharon (Cris) Crislip, Fredricksburg, VA, Dennis (Terina) Marconi, Thomas Marconi, both from Lock Haven, PA, Steven (Kim) Marconi, Mill Hall, PA, and her nephew, George (Cathy) Brooks, Snowshoe, PA. She is also survived by her brother, Donald (Janet) Weise, 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and loving, longtime caregiver, Namoi Milton.

Helen was predeceased by her parents, her husband Anthony in 1985, her son Philip Marconi in 2017, her grandson Jeffrey Merrifield in 2010, and her sisters Ruth Lucas and Ethel Miller.

Friends and family will be received at the Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 E. Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745, for visitation on Tuesday, June 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Swissdale Church on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jay Saldana officiating.

Interment will be in the St. Agnes Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC., 121 W. Main St, Lock Haven.

The family will provide the flowers and suggest that memorial donations be made to the Swissdale United Methodist Church, 974 Croak Hollow Road, Lock Haven, PA 17745, or The Alzheimer’s Association, 57 North Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18701, or a charity of your choice.

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Yvonne and Steve
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
Sharon and family , You are all in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace are coming your way.

Mary Ann and Sonny Bower
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Chris Miller
   Posted Fri June 07, 2019
May the memories and love be your comfort while you heal from the loss of your mother. Prayers and blessings to you all.

Margaret and Chancellor Hamilton
   Posted Sat June 08, 2019
Sharon and family: love to each of you during this sad time in your lives. Hang on to the memories and keep telling “Helen” stories. She fought the good fight, she finished the course, and she kept the fair. Grace and peace!

Bowen Family
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at jw.org.

Mary Guerriero Herr
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Dear Sharon and Family,
We are sorry for the loss of your dear Mother here on earth with you. May God mend the hole in your heart, and may grace and peace surround you, knowing that you did the best you could while she was with you. Love, (Sissi Guerriero) Mary G. Herr

Mike and LuAnn Myers- Pinelli
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. The words to a favorite song are running through my mind as I write this,"Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me" Jesus has been her constant friend in life and now for all of eternity. Blessings and love to all.

Rev Joyce Treas and Michael
   Posted Wed June 12, 2019
I remember Helen playing the organ at Swissdale when I was associate pastor there. She was part of the group of "Fishing Ladies" and I enjoyed many years of going on fishing trips and also shopping in Warren. She was a special lady. My condolences to her family.

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