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Helen Kolenda

July 21, 2022

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There will be no public calling hours.  A blessing service and interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp.  Arrangements Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., Dickson City. Donations in Helen's name can be made to the American Heart Association. To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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Helen Kolenda, 93, of Dickson City, died on her birthday Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Scranton Health Care Center, Scranton.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kolenda.  They were married 60 years at the time of his death on March 18, 2011.

Born in Dickson City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Stella Czup Graziul.  She was a graduate of Dickson City High School, and she was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Visitation Church, Dickson City.  She was employed in the local manufacturing industry prior to retirement.

She was a loving mother who enjoyed spending time with her family.  She loved shopping, word puzzles, playing pinochle, and visiting California.  She will be deeply missed by her family.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathryn Wills, and husband, Robert, Clarks Summit, and Carol Kolenda, and husband, William Milny, Oakland, CA; two grandchildren, Jennifer Pagnotti, and husband, Frank, Clarks Green, and Stefanie Wills, and husband, James Killiany, Los Gatos, CA; two great-grandchildren, Dylan, and Luke Pagnotti; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank “Fritz”, Stanley, Henry “Hank”, John and Edward Graziul; sisters, Wallace “Wally” Bielinski, Lee Nemeth, and Mary Diddick.

There will be no public calling hours.  A blessing service and interment will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Scott Twp.  Arrangements Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home, Inc., Dickson City.  Donations in Helen’s name can be made to the American Heart Association.  To leave an online condolence visit the funeral home website.

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My dear Kathy: Please accept my condolences at the loss of your lovely mom. Her smile lit up a room. She was blessed to have lived a long life and been able to be so active up until the last few years. At 90, she was driving, shopping, etc. The last few years were not easy for her but she fought the good fight as they say and she is now at peace. I know she is up in heaven smiling down on you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Carol

Posted by Carol Warner on July 24, 2022

Kathy & Carol I am so sorry to read of Aunt Helen’s passing, I know the pain it is to lose your mother. Your mom was a wonderful woman and I know that my mother loved her very much she would often talk about the fun times they had when they were younger. I will always remember family gatherings if a polka was playing our moms were out there kicking up their heels. Take care, love Vicki

Posted by Vicki Nagy on July 24, 2022

I adored this lady with all my heart and soul! She greeted me with a hug, a smile, & genuine joy at my visit. She will be missed by her family and those that loved her. She will be missed by me. Love and prayers, rest easy MaMa.

Posted by Mary Jo Devereaux on July 24, 2022