Helen Frances Pacilli

October 12, 1919 - December 23, 2008
Helen Frances Pacilli

Helen F. Pacilli, 89, of Wilmington passed away, Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Helen was born October 12, 1919 in Boston, MA to William and Della Shine.

Mrs. Pacilli was preceded in death by her first husband Edward Hedvig and four sons, Joseph Lord, Kenneth, Edward and Paul Hedvig.

She was survived by her husband of 36 years Dominic Pacilli of the home, sons William Hedvig of Fairfax, VA; Michael Lord and wife June of Mesquite, TX; daughters Della Scarbrough and husband Delbert of Fredricksburg, VA; Stephanie Pedroni and husband John of Virginia Beach, VA; and Heidi Fowler and husband Rick of Leland, NC; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Helen was a member and past president of the Sons of Italy in Vallejo, CA and Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 8, Ladies Auxiliary.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 27, 2008 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • December 25, 2008
    Lori Hedvig Johnson says:
    What a long life she had. Full of loving children and grandchildren. Best wishes to all of our huge family. Thank you Aunt Della for letting me know.

  • December 27, 2008
    Helen Lord Padilla says:
    Grandma I will miss our wonderful conversations about family. I loved hearing about my father, aunts and uncles as small children. We could compare our children's stories and how children are all alike in their adventures. I will never forget you. She loved you Grandpa and always talked about all you would do for her. She will be remembered with a smile. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • December 24, 2008
    Don Bradley says:
    Heidi my condolences to you and your family.

  • December 25, 2008
    Joyce Pemberton (Hedvig) says:
    Helen was a fantastic mother-in-law and a good mother to all her children. It was an honor to be a part of her family and I remember those years when Chuck and I were married with fondness and think of all of you even after all these many years. My sympathies to all of you on your loss. Helen endured more than most of us will ever know the full extent of. She will have a special place in heaven. Love, Joyce

  • December 25, 2008
    HENRY&SHIRLEY BURTON says:
    DOMINIC WE'RE SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT HELEN. YOU GUY'S WERE THE BEST MANAGERS WE EVER HAD WHEN WE WERE RENTING FROM YOU ON FAIRGROUNDS DR.AND CAME TO REALLY LOVE YOU ALL. WE ALWAYS MISSED YOU FOR YEARS BUT NEVER FORGOT YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU IN THESE TIMES AND KEEP YOU WELL.