Helen Bartol

Helen J. Bartol

Thursday, March 6th, 1924 - Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Helen J. Bartol, 96, of Geneva, New York, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2020, at the
Geneva Living Center South. She was formerly of: Royal Oak, Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan;
Galion, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Florence, South Carolina.

Helen was born March 6, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Casmir and Catherine
Zauchin. She married Emanuel J. “Bart” Bartol on September 14, 1942, followed by an adventurous
fifty-year journey together.

Helen graduated from Royal Oak High School, Michigan. She had worked at: An Accounting Firm in Detroit, Crystal Motors, RCA; and Stern’s Nursery, in Geneva, New York. Helen was a longtime entrepreneur. She was a Professional Wallpaper Hanging Specialist and operated Bartol Ceramics.
She had many great shows at the Rochester Dome Arena and the Auburn Mall. She was a volunteer for the Parent Teacher Associations and the Catholic Youth Organizations. Helen was a longtime member of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church. She loved to cook and celebrate with her family.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emanuel J. “Bart” Bartol; sisters, Lucille
(Andy) Baldinger; Virginia (Lloyd) Nicholas, and brother, Norm (Janet) Zauchin.

Surviving Helen are her beloved children; Joseph (Annette) Bartol of Saratoga Springs, Lawrence J. “Larry” Bartol of Florence, SC, Lorie (Steve) Reifsteck of Geneva and Carole (Leo) Fenner of Geneva; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

There will be a private service, for the family, to be held at McGuigan and Bero Funeral Home. The Interment to follow at St. Mary’s Mausoleum. Officiated by Father Thomas P. Mull of St. Stephen’s Church. Active pallbearers: Lawrence J. “Larry” Bartol, Steve Reifsteck, Carl Monson, Leo and Kyle Fenner, John Young. Virtual pallbearers: Her son, Joseph E. Bartol; her grandsons, Michael and Blake Bartol.

The family of Helen “Gramma” Bartol, wish to extend their sincerest gratitude to the
Geneva Living Center South, 2nd Floor and Seneca Lake Terrace Assisted Living.
There will be a Celebration of Life, at the convenience of her family.

Should friends and family desire, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of
America. We remember their love, when they can no longer remember.
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    St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum
    Pre Emption Road
    GENEVA, NY 14456
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Maureen Thomas

Posted at 06:14pm
She was a lovely lady who will be dearly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers for her family at this sad time.
Cole and Maureen Thomas

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