God lifted this beautiful woman to rest on October 21, 2020. Helen Doris Waldo, AKA Chubby, 89, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Reunited with her husband at last, the late Donald A. Waldo. Preceded in death by Father, Henry Berberich, Mother, Hildaguard Berberich, Brothers, Jerome Berberich, Francis Berberich, Harry Berberich, Robert (Jack) Berberich, and Sisters, Anna Marie Ciancia, Elizabeth Schrader, Virginia Zima. Survived by sister Hildaguard Nowicki, and brother Howard Berberich. Beloved mother of 7 kids - Donna (Trey) Papuga, Claudia Branthoover, Jackie (Angelo) Martino, Donald G. (Teri) Waldo, Debbie (Albie) Nardozi, Geri Anne (Mark) Canello, Lisa (Gregg) Gualtieri; Grandmother of 17 - Dawn Marie (Jack) Bunja, Jamie Rae (John) Graver, George (Cori) Papuga, Jay Papuga, Jason Branthoover, Natalie (Elliot) Hartje, AJ (Jackie) Martino, Nina Nardozi, Lauren (Mike) Azzarello, Jarett Waldo, Ashley Gualtieri, Marco Canello, Courtney (Derek) Graham, Tara Waldo, Candace Martino, Allison Waldo, Selena Canello; and Great Grandmother of 12 – Anthony Hartje, Nico Papuga, Payton Papuga, Griffin Papuga, Levi Papuga, Demetria Papuga, Piper Papuga, Vivien Martino, Vincent Martino, Isabella Azzarello, Adalyn Graham, Hunter Graver.
Helen was a sweet, fun, loving, and selfless woman. She was small, but mighty. Gentle, but tough. To many she was an inspiration, a warrior, and a hero. Helen never missed a beat, never stopped moving, never gave up, and lived life to the fullest. She loved to dance, pray, go for walks, travel, have tea parties, watch movies, cook, take care of others, and fix anything she could get her hands on. Helen has touched so many people and has made quite an impact. She took so much pride in her family and had a way of making each and every person feel special. Her family was her everything and she held the family together like no one else could. She would do anything for anyone, as she was one who cared more about others than herself. A truly amazing woman. You will be missed dearly, but you will be forever in our hearts.
Friends received on Sunday 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. and on Monday 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church—St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish, 1810 Belasco Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. Burial to follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral home is following all CDC guidelines. Therefore, facial masks are required while in the building.
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