Helen I. Massett, 80, of Fairmont died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Heartland of Marietta. She was born in Fairmont on October 23, 1933, daughter of the late John and Thelma Perrella Pellillo.
Helen worked several years in the office at Owens Illinois Glass plant. She later worked at WMMN Radio station and TNT Pump. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was also a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 629, Women of the Moose, Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus.
Helen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael A. and Patricia Massett of Marietta, Ohio; her grandson and wife Jonathan M. and April Massett of Warren Ohio. She is also survived by two brothers, Eugene and wife Kathy Pellillo of Leonardtown, Maryland; and Albert Pellillo of Monongah, W.Va.; niece and nephews Julie (AJ) Beafore of Monongah, James (Kimberly) Pellillo of Fairmont, John Pellillo of Monongah and Jay and Tabitha Pellillo of White Hall, and also several loved nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her special and loving companion Fred Fraternali in 2010 and her sister-in-law Joyce Pellillo.
Friends may call at Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, on Sunday from 1-9 p.m. with a vigil service at 8 p.m. conducted by Sister Stella Cronauer officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, August 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Maryland Avenue with Father Walter Jagela as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Helen's memory to American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rossfh.com.