Helene H. (Heiberger) Caggiano, age 88, of 1408 Hill St., Ridgway, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Penn Highlands Dubois with her family at her side. She was born July 5, 1931, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Francis (Frank) S. Heiberger and Ellen Helene Johnson. Helene married Armond A. Caggiano on June 6, 1953. They celebrated their 64th anniversary in 2017. She graduated from the Ridgway Area High School. Helene worked at West Penn Power after high school and then Home Telephone Company, Weyerhaeuser Corp. and then for PMA (Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association) where she retired after working for over 20 years. Helene was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by 1 son Stephen (Dana) Caggiano of Ridgway, seven grandchildren: Shannon (Joseph) Hickey, Nicole Cogliandro, Shawna (Brandon) Steger, Renee Caggiano and fiancee Bill Fitch, Patrick Caggiano, Kyle Caggiano and Sierra Caggiano; nine great-grandchildren: Alex Fansler, Elizabeth Hickey, Miles Hickey, Armond Cogliandro, Natalia Cogliandro, Brandon Jr. Steger, Noah Steger, Jada Fitch, and Liam Fitch. She was preceded in death by her husband Armond A. Caggiano, her son Francis V. Caggiano, and 2 sisters: Mary Ann Fox (Heiberger) and Florence Caggiano (Heiberger). She is also leaving behind many nieces and nephews that were dearly loved. Helene was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Helene lived for and loved her family very much. She touched many lives, saw the good in everyone and will be missed dearly.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Helene H. Caggiano will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church Friday at 9:30 AM. Officiating will be Fr. Ross Miceli, Pastor of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM. Memorials, if desired, can be made to St. Leo Catholic Church or to the Elk County Humane Society.
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Elk County Humane Society
1029 Eschbach Rd., St. Marys PA 15857
St. Leo Catholic Church
111 Depot St., Ridgway PA 15853