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December 16, 1926 - December 22, 2020
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Helen (Kobilinski) Vitaletti, age 94, a longtime resident of the Tripps Park section of Scranton, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after an illness. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Hughes, on November 19, 1967 and her second husband, Primo Vitaletti, on December 9, 1984.
Born in Moosic on December 16, 1926, and daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Siesicki) Kobilinski, Helen was a graduate of the former Moosic High School. Upon raising her family, she worked in the local garment industry where she was a seamstress prior to retirement.
Helen will long be remembered for her love of polkas, having regularly danced the Pennsylvania Polkas on WVIA. Her pierogis were legendary, and those who knew her knew to save an entire table for Helen’s bingo cards at Eagle McLure Hose Company where she was both a Wednesday and Saturday fixture, and also had her own parking space. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, who always made sure her loved ones knew who was #1.
She is survived by her sons, James Hughes and wife Janice of Pittston and Richard Hughes of Duryea; her three grandchildren, Carla Mullen, Tiffany Biagioli and Jeff Hughes; three great grandchildren; her sister, Josephine Rubino of the Old Boston section of Jenkins Twp.; and many nieces and nephews.
Her siblings, Esther Juckniewicz, Joseph “Butch”, Alex, Stanley and Walter Kobilinski, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank Brianna of Home Health Care; Colleen of Dr. Dana Montgomery’s office; and the Telemetry Department of Geisinger CMC for the extended care and compassion given to both Helen and her family.
Private blessing services will be from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with burial to follow at S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Moosic.