Helen D. Carasia, 80, of New Alexandria, died peacefully Friday, April 26, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 21, 1938 in Bovard, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Nellie B. (Zyvith) Hrubes. Prior to retirement she had been employed by Walmart, Greensburg. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Carasia on March 22, 2003; and her brother, Frank J. “Futzy” Hrubes. She is survived by her son, James J. Carasia, Jr. and wife Georgina of Latrobe; her daughters, Donna Richards and husband Brian of Latrobe and Angela Altman and husband Richard of New Alexandria; 5 grandchildren: Ariana Richards and Michael, Taylor Richards and fiancée Mat, Brandon Richards and Kiley, Logan Altman and Hannah Carasia; two sisters, Maryellen Dupilka and husband Michael and Juliana Soles all of Bovard; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. Prayers will begin at 9:15 AM Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10 AM in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Crabtree with Rev. Justin Matro, OSB as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery. www.bachafh.com
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