OBITUARY

Helene Dolores Cortigene

January 28, 1933May 13, 2018

AUBURN - Helene D. (Arcidiacono) Cortigene, 85, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Clover Manor. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 28, 1933, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Fillipe Arcidiacono. Helene ran the Brule House in Auburn for over 40 years and she cherished the relationship that she developed with each of her tenants. In 1953, she married the love of her life, Louis Cortigene and they shared a loving marriage of over 62 years until his passing in 2015. Helene was passionate about the arts, including theater, movies, music and especially dancing. Helene is survived by her daughter, Lisa M. Gribbin; her son, Anthony L. Cortigene and partner, Ann Sylvester; her brother, Benjamin Arcidiacono; her 2 granddaughters, Nicole J. Taiani and husband, Anthony W., and Randall J. Gribbin; her great-grandson, Anthony W. Taiani II; and her special niece, Janet A. Tenaglia. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and her twin sisters, Marie Francione and Jean Ranieri. Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Helene's online guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Fortin/AUBURN. A Liturgy of the Word service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Mausoleum of St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210.

  • FAMILY

  • Helene is survived by her daughter, Lisa M. Gribbin; her son, Anthony L. Cortigene and partner, Ann Sylvester; her brother, Benjamin Arcidiacono; her 2 granddaughters, Nicole J. Taiani and husband, Anthony W., and Randall J. Gribbin; her great-grandson, Anthony W. Taiani II; and her special niece, Janet A. Tenaglia. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and her twin sisters, Marie Francione and Jean Ranieri.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Liturgy of the Word Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Biography

AUBURN - Helene D. (Arcidiacono) Cortigene, 85, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Clover Manor. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 28, 1933, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Fillipe Arcidiacono. Helene ran the Brule House in Auburn for over 40 years and she cherished the relationship that she developed with each of her tenants. In 1953, she married the love of her life, Louis Cortigene and they shared a loving marriage of over 62 years until his passing in 2015. Helene was passionate about the arts, including theater, movies, music and especially dancing. Helene is survived by her daughter, Lisa M. Gribbin; her son, Anthony L. Cortigene and partner, Ann Sylvester; her brother, Benjamin Arcidiacono; her 2 granddaughters, Nicole J. Taiani and husband, Anthony W., and Randall J. Gribbin; her great-grandson, Anthony W. Taiani II; and her special niece, Janet A. Tenaglia. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; and her twin sisters, Marie Francione and Jean Ranieri. Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Helene's online guestbook at www.thefortingroupauburn.com A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Fortin/AUBURN. A Liturgy of the Word service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in the Mausoleum of St. Peter's Cemetery in Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210.