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Helen Creo Aloia

Originally published: Jan. 8, 2013
Last modified: Jan. 8, 2013

Mrs. Helen Creo Aloia, 91, of West Jefferson, died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Aloia was born on Feb. 14, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Frank and Assunta Creo. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Aloia was also preceded in death by her husband, John Aloia, two brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren, and two sons-in-law, Robert Ocuto and Santos Ficara.

Mrs. Aloia was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She ran a business at Shatley Springs and was a volunteer at Ashe Services for Aging. She lived a very full life and loved spending time with her family and her dog, Ginger, playing bingo, and needlepoint.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Father James Stuhrenberg. Entombment followed in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum of Prayer.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Aloia is survived by her son, Michael Aloia and wife, Cindee, of West Jefferson; daughter, Helen Leserra and husband, Michael, of West Jefferson; daughter, Grace Webb and husband, Bill, of Marion; daughter, Pat Ocuto of Jefferson; daughter, Barbara Ficara of Florida; daughter, Susan Kitson and husband, Thomas, of Jefferson; sister, Jean Platt of New York; also surviving are ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Words of comfort and remembrance may be viewed or sent to the family through our website at http://www.ashelawn.com.

Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens was entrusted with Mrs. Aloia's arrangements.

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