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Helen Tourscher Evangelisti

October 13, 1927 — August 29, 2021

Helen T. Evangelisti, a lifelong Dushore resident, age 93, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021.


          Helen was born in Dushore, on October 13, 1927, a daughter of the late Leo Henry & Emma Elizabeth Minier Tourscher.  She graduated from St. Basil’s High School, a member of the class of 1946.  Helen went on to graduate from Miss Wheaton’s Business School in Williamsport, PA, in 1947.


She married Raymond Evangelisti of Mildred, PA, on October 29, 1949.  He predeceased her on November 12, 1986.


          Helen worked for Harrington & Company, the Ben Franklin, Soil Conservation, and then the Sullivan County School District, retiring in 1991.  After retiring she worked at the Homer Funeral Home for 25 years, retiring in 2014.


          She was a very active member of St. Basil’s Church, and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She and her sister Betty Fenton, cut pies for the Annual parish picnic for many years. She was the Secretary for St. Basil’s Cemetery Association.




Thomas R. (Debra A.) Evangelisti                             Harrisburg, PA



Christopher (Kim) Evangelisti                                             Savoy, IL


Great grandchildren:

Madelyn Evangelisti

Olivia Evangelisti

Grant Evangelisti



Francis Tourscher                                                        Dushore, PA



Betty Fenton                                                                Dushore, PA



Vera Sinovich                                                              Wilmington, DE

Elda Ritinski                                                                Lansdale, PA

Arlene (Joseph) Dwojewski                                       Shavertown, PA



She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a sister-in-law: Helen Fitzgerald Tourscher on January 3, 1989, and by brothers-in-law: Harold D. Fenton on January 16, 2020, and John W. Evangelisti, on May 30, 2019; and by three sisters-in-law: Minerva “Minnie” Ritinski, Ena Novello and Linda Stevens.


          A Transferal Service will be held at 10:30 AM, on Friday, September 3rd, 2021, from the Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 in St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA, with her pastor, Rev. Thomas J. Major, presiding. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery.


          Friends and family may call at the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, on Thursday, September 2, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There will be a recitation of the Rosary by members of St. Basil’s Altar and Rosary Society at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 5:45 PM.


          Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Basil’s Church, PO Box 307, Dushore, PA, 18614 or the Friends of the Sullivan County Library, PO Box 485, Dushore, PA, 18614.


          Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.


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Recitation of the Rosary

Thursday, September 2, 2021

5:45 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Homer Funeral Home Dushore

206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Transferal Service

Friday, September 3, 2021

10:30 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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206 Water Street
Dushore, PA 18614

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, September 3, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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