Teresa M. Heller, 87, of Warren, PA., died Friday evening, March 26, 2021 at her residence, after an extended illness. She was born April 22, 1933 in Chicago, Ill. She was the daughter of Rocco and Emidia (Mary) Minolfi Ferranto. She was a resident of Highland, PA. and was a 1951 graduate of Kane High School, Kane, PA. She earned her nursing degree at St. Vincent Hospital, School of Nursing, Erie, PA. Teresa was employed as a registered nurse at Warren General Hospital for 34 years, retiring in 1994 from Home Health Care. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and was an active volunteer with the funeral luncheon committee. She was a volunteer driver with the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society and Warren Meals on Wheels Program. She enjoyed her cottages on Kinzua Road.
She is survived by her 3 children –Susan Morse of Warren, PA., Gary Heller and his wife, Kelly of Winter Park, FL., Patrick Heller of Tokyo, Japan, Daughter-in-law, Kerri Heller of Mentor, OH., 2 Brothers – Carmen Ferranto of Warren, PA., Mike Ferranto of Douglas, AZ., 1 Sister– Adeline Stoneberg, of Dubois, PA., 6 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard C. Heller, whom she married January 18, 1956 at St. Callistus Church, Kane, PA., who died September 30, 2005, 1 Son- Stephen R. Heller who died on January 25, 2018, 1 Sister -Roxanne Powers 1 infant sister, Lucy Ferranto, 1 Grandson, Aaron Heller on April 10, 2017, 1 Son-in-law, Larry Morse.
Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Her funeral Mass will be livestreamed by visiting Teresa Heller – Funeral Service Livestream using FACEBOOK.
Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA., Family will hold a luncheon directly following interment, at 215 Grant Street, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA., has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com