Helen C. Citino

October 17, 1918 - January 29, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 98 Loving Cousin and Friend

Helen C. Citino passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the age of 98 at Jenners Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, PA. For most of her life, she resided in the family home in Rosedale, PA. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Josephine Fragale Citino.

She retired in 1983 after 32 years of service at Hercules, Inc. Wilmington, DE. She first worked in the Advertising Department and later the Management Service Department. She was a former member of the Hercules Woman’s Club and the Advertising Club of Wilmington, DE.

She was a life-long member of St. Patrick Church, attended the church school and then went to Kennett High School graduating in the class of 1936.

In addition to her parents, Helen was predeceased by brothers, John and Anthony, and sisters, Mary and Amelia. She is survived by several cousins. She enjoyed working in her garden, canning the vegetables, and planting flowers around the house. She also enjoyed reading and visiting with family and friends.

Visitation with family and friends will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday February 3, 2017 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116) 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Helen’s Funeral Mass will follow at 11a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, N. Union Street, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to St. Patrick Church, 205 Lafayette St. Kennett Square, PA, 19348, or to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

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St. Patrick Church

205 Lafayette St.
Kennett Square, PA, 19348,

Willow Tree Hospice

616 E. Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



February 3, 2017 9:30 - 10:30 AM Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Funeral Mass

February 3, 2017 11AM St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348


  1. There was never a day that I spent with Helen when she didn’t wear a smile! I met her when she was 97 years young, shortly after she had just moved to Jenner’s Pond. She always seemed to be in a good mood, and we always had something to laugh about. Helen had a deep love for her family, and often spoke about the old days of life on their farm. She was a devout Catholic and lifelong parishioner at St Pat’s Parish in Kennett Square. Helen especially loved her best friend Ruby who loved and cared for her throughout the years. I’m sure that Helen is very happy to be reunited with her family in heaven. I will miss her and I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

    Deirdra M | February 2, 2017 at 4:32 PM
  2. Helen was such a loving and caring person that it’s and honor to call her a friend. It was a great pleasure being her Gardner for 30 plus years. So many good memories, growing veggies and flowers on the old homestead, what a magical place. Oh, and the tomato sauce she would make it was so good. She will never be forgotten in my heart and many others. Love forever, Norris

    Norris Myers | February 2, 2017 at 10:45 AM
  3. Sometimes we find there simply are no words for the feelings in the heart. Sympathy and understanding are with you during this difficult time. Wishing you much peace and love. Acts 24:15

    Mr. & Mrs. Wm Lewis | January 31, 2017 at 8:03 PM

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