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Helen A. DePrisco

June 20, 1947 - August 20, 2021

Helen A. DePrisco, age 74, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 20, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Emilia M. (Szozda) Kerrigan. Helen worked many years for PFPC in Claymont and King of Prussia before retiring in 2006. She was very involved with her community of friends, where she met so many during Red Hat events. She was a loving and caring mom and mom-mom to her daughters, son-in-laws, and grandchildren. She cherished all the memories and time spent with family. 

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, James R. DePrisco. She is survived by her children, Dana Andruzzi (Joseph) and Lori Berge (Louis, Jr.), both of Clayton; grandchildren, Dylan, Kalissa, Skylar, and Brooke; and sister, Emilia Machulski of Wilmington.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Spicer- Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will be held privately.


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29 Condolences for Helen A. DePrisco

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time. God Bless you all.

  • Will really miss Helen. A very honest a kind lady!

  • To Helen’s Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to her girls, and the rest of her family. She was a delightful lady, and always had something nice to say. My good friend, may God hold you in the “Palm of His Hand”.” You are in our prayers!
    With much sadness,
    Gene & Kathy

  • Oh my Helen! I can’t believe your gone!! Your at peace now and out of pain…Family
    I am so sorry for your loss..Helen will be missed dearly..😢😥❤

  • You have my deepest condolences for the lost of your mother. She was a beautiful person and a great friend. She will be truly missed by me and many.
    Love as always
    Liz Greene

  • I enjoyed the watching the video of a life well lived. It was nice to see pictures of your Mom & Dad together; brings back good memories.

  • Aunt Helen –
    You & Uncle Jimmy will be sorely missed. Thank you for all the good times when I was a kid! I love you. Rest in Paradise.

  • So sorry for your loss. A great lady!

  • Always in my heart, I will miss you dearly Aunt Helen.
    Sally Ann

  • Helen, I miss you so much. I alteady miss talking with you about AGT, the Bachelor or Big Brother. You’ll always be in my heart.
    BFFs forever.

  • Helen, you will be missed so much. Our group of single ladies will never be the same. You kept us all on our toes. We love you and all prayed so hard that you could fight this battle. Now you are at peace and no more pain. Save a place for me up there so we can continue our games. Oh and you owe me my SOS!!!!

    Love ya,


  • So very sad to lose you Helen. You truly was my “adopted Italian sister”. I know you and Jim are together again watching and guiding your family. Love you all.

  • My husband Chris and I both worked with Helen for many years at PFPC. Such a kind and caring woman. Our fondest memory of Helen was when Chris would bring our son Justin into work at times. He always had so much fun with her, especially the treats she would give him. So very sorry for your loss.

  • I worked with Helen at PFPC for many years; lovely person and wonderful colleague. 🥀

  • Helen, you were more than a sister in law, you were my best friend. The video was beautiful, it made me cry but it showed how happy you were with your family. You always talked about your children and grandchildren and how proud you were of them. I will miss you so much but knowing you are out of pain and reunited with Jim makes things a little better. You were a strong and brave woman and fun to be around. I will always miss you!

  • First and Foremost, On behalf of National Income Tax, Our heartfelt condolences to Helen’s family. She was wonderful addition to our Middletown Office.
    On a personal note, I will dearly miss joking around with her. She was sometimes a little cranky, but that was one of the endearing things we liked to kid about. She always had a big heart and and I will truly miss our chats.
    God Bless my friend ….

  • Mario and I are sorry to hear about Helen’s passing. She was a special friend at the Spring Arbor community. Our deepest sympathies to her family. The slide show presented a lot of special moments in her lifetime. May these memories help comfort her family and friends in this difficult time. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Sorry to hear this sad news. Loved the video. Hope it gives you solace knowing she is not suffering and she is reunited with your dad. Sending hugs and prayers.
    Love Joe and Cathy

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. The video of photos was beautiful!

  • When I met Helen 16 years ago, she said we would become friends. I have so many happy memories of the good times with Helen throughout those years. She” lived, laughed, and loved.”

  • We are so sad to hear about Helen’s passing. We remember all the fun family gatherings with the Kerrigan’s and Helen adding some spark to the party.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with the family during this sad time.
    Marge & Steve Kerrigan

  • Butch and I send our sincere condolences. Helen is a good person. Her work on organizing a Red Hat group was a wonderful accomplishment. We are very sorry. In Christ, Linette and Butch Bowers

  • I miss Helen; hadn’t seen her in a while but never forgot her. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. I knew her through Red Hats and she made me feel very welcome.
    I’m so sorry for your loss. She is in my daily prayers

  • I love you Aunt Helen you will definitely be truly missed.

  • To the family of Helen:
    Your mom will always be remembered as a lady who always had a great sense if humor. She was always smiling and a happy person. She will always in our prayers. May you find peace knowing that she was loved and respected and will be missed

  • Helen, our “Director”. You will be missed. You always said what you were thinking. But what I treasure the most is your warm and generous heart. Even as you dealt with your own health issues, you were always at the door with a meal when your friends weren’t feeling well. And it was a full meal, including homemade dessert! And you covered everything–including cheese for the chicken parm–in case we didn’t have any. You are missed, my friend. But I am thankful you are at peace and pain free. Love you, girlfriend!

  • Aunt Helen U Always Be In My Heart U Will Always Be Missed,I Love U Aunt Helen…..It Breaks My Heart….
    Love U Always Jenn
    Just Know U Are At Peace God Has U….Amen

  • Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sincerest condolences to the family.
    I know I will miss her.

  • Dear Emilia, with deepest sympathy in the passing of your sister Helen. May she rest in peace. Ellen Masso