Testa, Helen Mary a 46 year resident of Lawndale, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2005 in Lawndale. Born in Clymer, PA, Helen was 89 when she died. She is survived by Husband, Alfred Testa of Lawndale, CA; Daughter, Valerie Cissell; Daughter, Deborah Cornelius; Sister, Mary Barrosse; Brother, Archie Bosso; Grandson, Aaron Cissell; Son in law, Louis Cissell; Brother-in-law, Joseph Sporcic; Brother-in-law, Ernest Testa; Brother-in-law, Eugene Testa; Brother-in-Law, Thomas Testa; Half-Sister-in-Law, Linda Testa; & Half-Brother-in-Law, Thomas Testa. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Vigil at 7:00 PM both at McCormick Mortuary in Hawthorne. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, April 15, 2005, 10:00 AM at St Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, CA.

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  1. My mother was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to young married couples. She was alwasy an example of what a wife and mother should be. She taught me so much about life and loving, caring, and devotion to family. She was fun-loving and had a great sense of humor, loved to play cards, Scrabble, and especially Bingo. Many people enjoyed her wit in the various social clubs and travels she and Dad were involved in. She was a blessing to many people.

  2. My most sincere sympathy to a family who has lost their dear loved one. May God bless you in this time. Cling to those special memories and treasure the times you had together.

  3. Val – My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief. I know that you mom was very special to you and You will miss her dearly. Hold onto the wonderful memories and with time you\’ll find each one is more and more treasured. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. We have many fond memories of Aunt Helen, especially when she visited in Cleveland….her warm smile and the great joy in life she exuded. The laughter in Mom\’s kitchen over a Scrabble game on a Saturday morning will leave many happy echoes for many years. We will miss her. With love, Jim and Peggy Snyder

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