Helen Messerotes, 87, formerly of Charleroi, passed away on July 1, 2020. Born on May 6, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Xenovia “Jane” (Tsoukaris) and Pantele “Peter” Messerotes.
Helen was raised in Charleroi then moved to Monongahela, where she had a career working in the Magistrate’s office for Clyde Tempest and Ronald Amati. In retirement, Helen and her brother George became snowbirds and migrated to Ft. Myers, Fl. Throughout her life, Helen focused on family first. She felt as though all of her nieces and nephews were HER kids and she made the best aunt/confidant anyone could ever ask for. More of Helen’s passions were cooking, baking and she was very proud of her Greek heritage. She loved everything Greek and loved helping the various groups at her local Greek Orthodox Church.
During her life, Helen always gave selflessly to her family and friends whom she came to love and cherish. The love she received in return provided her with a blessed and fulfilling life.
She is survived by her nieces Diane (Jurik) Campbell and husband Mike, Janet (Jurik) Meinbresse and husband Jeff; nephews, Gary Messerotes, Gregory Messerotes and wife Lisa, Anthony Jurik and wife Linda, Richard Jurik and wife Janet; grand-nieces, Kristin Messerotes, Erin (Campbell) Smith and Kristin (Jurik) Lamott; grand-nephews, Sean Campbell, Bryan Jurik, Andrew, Dale, and Steven Meinbresse, and RJ and Bradley Jurik.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings Irene, George, and Tony.
Helen was one of a kind, sometimes larger than life, but always loved to laugh and she’ll be greatly missed.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 am on Friday, July 10 at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, Monessen. Services will begin at 11 am with interment following in Grandview Cemetery. Masks are required in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Danielle Lauren Campbell Foundation Fund, 560 El Camino Real, Unit 1402, Naples, FL 34119, or through The Pittsburgh Foundation, www.pittsburghfoundation.org.
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