A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Michael Pakula and Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Helen M. Orsi was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Geneseo, the daughter of Joseph and Santina Locci Orsi. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1936. Her marriage to Ray W. Green took place on April 12, 1942, in Geneseo. He passed away on Jan. 1, 1999.
Helen owned and operated Geneseo Candy Kitchen with her father and brother, Orsi and Green with her husband and brother, and Green's with her husband. She retired in 1990, and later returned to work at Four Seasons for a few years.
Helen was a life-long member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo, and was a Boy Scout den mother and a Girl Scout leader. She was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce in 1998. Helen enjoyed golfing, gardening, crafts, reading and her dogs.
Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Marcia Green, Geneseo; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Ralph Drendel, Elburn, Ill.; five grandchildren, Jamian Haser, Courteney Hecht, and Kimberly, Kelsey and Andrew Drendel; and three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Dylan Haser, and Brayden Hecht. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her twin brother, Victor Orsi.
Condolences may be expressed by visiting Helen's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.
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