Helen M. Caviggia, 99, of Latrobe (Derry Twp.) died peacefully Tuesday July 26, 2022. She was born February 1, 1923 in Derry a daughter of the late Michael and Eva Panchik Poloskey.
Helen was a member of St. Joseph Church in Derry and had retired from Torrance State Hospital having worked in dietary. She and her best friend Lil Marco were partners in owning Marco's Pizza in Derry. A generous fun person, who loved being around family and friends, who had a great sense of humor, a classy well dressed "Lady", a great cook who was an avid Steeler and Pirate fan who loved to play cards and Bingo who was kind to all.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years John A. "Gabo" Caviggia, three daughter in laws; Elaine, Janet and Colleen Caviggia. Eight brothers; John, Joseph, Pete, Paul, Anthony, Metro, Michael and George Poloskey. Five sisters; Catherine Yancy, Rose Balik, Marie Straka, Mildred Krupa and Jean Gangone.
She is survived by her sons; Retired Colonel John Dennis Caviggia (Sylvia) of Palm Coast, FL, Richard A. "Tank" Caviggia of Latrobe, George A. Caviggia (Cheryl) of New Derry and Anthony P. Caviggia of Latrobe. Grandchildren; Alicia Pacek, Karla and Chris Mitchell, Warren Caviggia, Tara Caviggia, Kelly and Ryan Klassen, Jordan Caviggia, Courtney Caviggia, Cecily and Michael Schmitt, Michael Chesla and Erica Legge, Robert and Holly Chesla. Great grandchildren; Abby, Ally and Adam Pacek, Carly Strickland, Anna, Sydney and Claire Mitchell, Nathaniel Chesla, Alessia, Sienna and Talia Schmitt, Jaxon Caviggia, Chace Broderick, Nathaniel, Adam and Rebecca Chesla, Ryan Dettling, Mazie and Bailey Legge, Kenzie Klassen. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday from 3-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10am at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Derry with Father Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
The family prefers memorials be made to St. Joseph Church.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.