Struthers – Helen Cinque Listorti, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Windsor House at Masternick Memorial Nursing Home.
She was born April 30, 1922 in Castelbottaccio, Italy, daughter to Giovanni and Concetta Cinque. She then traveled to America via the Conte Grande to Hillsville, PA on June 20, 1935.
Helen soon met the love of her life and married Frank Listorti on April 24, 1941. They began their family in Lowellville, OH while owning Frank Listorti’s Food Market. The two eventually moved to Struthers where Frank built Helen her “home sweet home”, where family and friends created everlasting memories. She enjoyed crocheting and making afghans for family (especially grandchildren and great-grandchildren) and friends, preparing Italian specialty dishes, and dancing polka at the Croation Club and SNPJ.
Helen was most fond of her “beautiful, beautiful family.” Helen was blessed to have two siblings, three beautiful daughters, four grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, and one great-great granddaughter on the way. She was never short of stories about her family, especially over a coffee break.
Helen is survived by her daughter Grace (Armand) Pape; grandson Frank (Trina) Pape Sr.: granddaughter’s Mary Ann (Mike) Yoest, Jean (David) Metzger, and Lisa (William) Grewe; great-grandchildren PJ (Gina) Smerechansky, Frank Pape Jr., Austin Grewe, Anthony Pape, Michael Pape, Daniel Pape, Troy Metzger, Alyssa Grewe, Macy Metzger, Adam Grewe, Dominic Metzger; and great-great-grandson Jayce Grewe Solomon.
She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, sister Theresa Cinque, brother Frank Cinque, daughters Jean Listorti and Theresa Smerchansky, and great-granddaughter Amanda Grewe.
Words cannot express the gratitude the family feels for the staff at Victoria House Assisted Living in Austintown for welcoming her into their community and for their extraordinary care of Helen. They became a second family to not only Helen, but her entire family. Also the family would like to thank Windsor House at Masternick Memorial Nursing Home for their care for Helen in her final days.
Per Helen’s request the family held private services to commemorate her life on Saturday, November 30th at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church.
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