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Obituary for Helen KUSIO – Hartford, Granby, CT

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KUSIO, Helen Y. Helen Y. Kusio, 58, of Amherst, NY, passed away Thursday, April 19, at the Center for Hospice & Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after battling pancreatic cancer for more than 11 years. Born in New York City, Mrs. Kusio and her family moved to Granby, where she graduated from Granby Memorial High School in 1972 and was an active member of Hartford's Ukrainian community. She graduated from the University of Buffalo (UB), State University of New York, in 1988. Mrs. Kusio was a certified life insurance agent and financial planner, served as president of Charter Oaks and Chappelle Villas Condominiums, and was active on many committees. She was also the first president of the Kiwanis Club of the Boulevard in Amherst, NY. She was music director for the 9 a.m. Mass at the UB Newman Center and participated in many activities there. Mrs. Kusio is the beloved daughter of Myroslawa “Myra” (nee Fedyk) and the late Theodore Kusio; loving sister of Anita Szahaj, her husband Zenon, and their children Michael and Lonnie; dear brother Ted and his wife Kate; and sister of the late Susan-Kate Kusio. Weather permitting, funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford. Burial will be later that morning in Granby Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's name may be made to Roswell Park Cancer Institute or Hospice Buffalo, Inc.