Helen Turco

Helen E. Turco (Volpentesta)

Sunday, April 10th, 1921 - Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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Helen Turco passed away peacefully at Brookside Care Center in Kenosha on March 24, 2019.

Helen was born in Kenosha on April 10, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Concetta (Molinaro) Volpentesta.

On October 13, 1945 at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church she was united in marriage Ernest N. Turco. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1977.

A lifetime resident of Kenosha, Helen was employed by the Simons Company from 1938 to 1945. She was actively involved in the family owned business, My’s Restaurant, from 1946-1978. She was the accountant for the restaurant and provided many signature salads and pies.

In her spare time, Helen enjoyed reading, cooking and baking. She was an avid gardener and grew spices and vegetables from air loom seeds. She loved animals, nature and travel. Helen’s greatest joy was to be surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by her two daughters, Diane (Jim) Leischow of Pleasant Prairie, and Darlene (Jay) Leskosek of Brookfield; one grandchild, Jari (Ben) Wolfe; her brother, Louis Volpentesta of Kenosha; and her sister, Rosemary Mastronardi of Kenosha.

Helen was preceded in death by sister, Josephine Turco, and brother, George Volpentesta.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Brookside Care Center for the exceptional and loving care they provided.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, March 27th at Proko Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Services and internment will be held privately.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
    5111-60th Street
    KENOSHA, WI 53144
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  • Service

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    Deacon Dan Burmeister
  • Interment

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Jim Niccolai

Posted at 06:01pm
Helen’s optimism and vitality will live on in all of us that she influenced in her 97 years 💐 You can all be as proud of yourselves as she was of you ❤️ and you of her 🍀


Posted at 10:09am
My heart goes out to your family. I did not know your love one. Please know that our heavenly Father Jehovah God will remember your love one, and he is the God of all comfort. The Bible says "throw your burdens upon Jehovah himself, and he will sustain you. (Psalm 55:22).

Michelle (Stukel) Kite

Posted at 06:39pm
A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves; they are still in our hearts and minds and through us, their memory lives on. Our thoughts are with you all. Helen brought us so much joy, love, and laughter (lots of laughter) over the years and I smile each time I think of her. Lots of love to you all and thank you for sharing her with us. - Michelle and Scott Kite (part of Angie’s grandchildren group) #theyaretogetheragain.

Carol sichmeller Posted at 10:45pm

Helen will always have a piece of my heart. I met her while delivering Meals on Wheels. The minute I went into her home, her smile and warm greeting stole my heart. I started to visit her more often, and we were never at a loss for words. As time went on, she met my husband, daughter and grandkids. They all enjoyed her hugs. When she moved to Brookside, I continued to visit her, always looking forward to it. When I walked in her room, She smiled, tipped her head to one aside and put her arms out. I never had a grandparent or parent that lived As long as Helen, so I was HOOKED. I will always remember when I was in Brookside after I broke my back. I know I was always in a daze, but I remember her coming to my room in her wheelchair and holding my hand. I loved her like my own. Even though she was 97, she was not declining rapidly, until she fell. A week before she fell, we had a talk ..about all the things mentioned above. I think she prepared me. When I looked at her picture today on my dresser, that smile lit up my day. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Xxxxxx

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