Helen Froesch, 80, Benezette, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at her residence. She was born May 22, 1938 in Ridgway, PA, the daughter of the late Fred & Marie (Wonderly) Erich.
She was a graduate of Kersey High School. Helen previously owned & operated Mountain Goodies Bakery in Driftwood for five years, worked for HRI road construction for ten years, and was a bookkeeper for her son Dennis Burke Masonry along with various other odd jobs. She loved animals, nature, and hunting for leaks.
Helen is survived by her two sons Dennis Burke of Benezette and Shaun (Jessica) Burke of Brockway, a sister Debbie (Bill) Black of Force, a brother John (Judy) Erich of Kersey, two grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother Fred Erich and the father of her children Robert “Jim” Burke.
Helen started her life in Kersey for the first 21yrs then moved to St. Mary’s for 5 yrs before moving to Benezette where she has been for the remaining 53 yrs of her life.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force with Father Mark Mastrian as Celebrant.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home of Penfield.
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