KULPMONT — Helen R. (Novicenskie) Baranoski, 86, of Serenity Gardens, formerly of Trevorton, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at Serenity Gardens.
She was born in Trevorton, Aug. 31, 1934, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Janeshefskie) Novicenskie.
Helen attended school in Trevorton.
Helen was married Sept. 17, 1960, to Joseph Baranoski, in St. Patrick’s Church, Trevorton, who preceded her in death April 4, 2013.
In her early life, Helen worked as a waitress at the former Rainbow Diner, in Trevorton, and then worked at Champ Hats, in Sunbury. She spent most of her life as a homemaker while raising two sons.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church where she enjoyed helping with the church festival for many years. Helen had many interests. She enjoyed bingo, shopping, working in her garden and decorating for every holiday.
At Serenity Gardens, she enjoyed saying the rosaries, leading the prayer group and participating in all of the activities, especially bingo. Serenity Gardens could never take the place of her real home, but it became her second home. She grew to love the residents and staff as family.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Tina Baranoski, of Mount Carmel, and Gary and Penny Baranoski, of Newville; three grandsons, Ryan, Kyle and Nathan Baranoski; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the last of her immediate Novicenskie family. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, John, Frances and Anthony; and a sister, Loretta Conrad.
BARANOSKI — Helen R. (Novicenskie) Baranoski, 86, of Serenity Gardens, formerly of Trevorton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton, with Friar Michael Lasky as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s memory to St. Patrick Church Memorial Fund, 331 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton 17881.