Helen V. Scudiere, 97, of Morgantown, passed away Friday (May 6, 2016) at Wellington Elder Care of Wellington, Florida, where she resided the last 2 1/2 years.
She was born April 29, 1919, in Fairmont, the daughter of the late Dominick and Carmella Romino.
Helen is the last of her immediate family of nine brothers and sisters.
Helen and her husband Albert, along with her brother-in-law Mike Romino, started American Dry Cleaners in 1939. She worked beside her husband and son there until her retirement. American Dry Cleaners is still in operation today after 77 years in business. She enjoyed her bridge club and the many activities they shared with their husbands. She and Albert were members of the Beau Monde Dance Club and were avid Mountaineer fans.
Helen is survived by two children: son, Albert (Janna) Scudiere Jr. of Morgantown, and daughter, Mary Beth (Gene) Schriner of Wellington, Florida; five grandchildren, Alison (Merritt) Gile of Evergreen, Colorado, Jennifer (Garth) Gartin of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kelly, Kurt and Keith Schriner of Wellington, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Giovanna and Digby Gile of Evergreen, Colorado; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Albert, in July 2009.
Family and friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Star City. A scriptural wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. to conclude the evening visitation. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m Saturday with Father John V. DiBacco and Father Andy Switzer and con-celebrants. Entombment will follow in St. Mary's Peace Garden Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ursula's Food Pantry, Pursglove, WV 26546; St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, 3334B University Ave., Morgantown, WV 26505; or Trust Bridge Hospice Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Hastings Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences online at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 19, 2016