Helen Zirngibl

April 22, 1918July 8, 2018

Helen Zirngibl, 100, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Bronx, NY, slipped away peacefully on July 8, 2018. She was born on April 22, 2018 in Manhattan, NY to Filomena and Frank Garguilo, one of 13 children. Helen is preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings; and is survived by her loving daughter, Barbara Weatherford; beloved grandchildren, Robert J. Barbato and Kimberly M. Porter; and her darling great-grandchildren, Kasey Dow-Barbato and Kaylana Y. Porter. Helen was a kind and generous woman with a vivacious personality. Even though she was a single mother of only one child, she was a caretaker of all. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.


  • Barbara Weatherford, Daughter
  • Robert J. Barbato, Grandson
  • Kimberly M. Porter, Granddaughter
  • Kasey Dow-Barbato, Great Granddaughter
  • Kaylana Y. Porter, Great Granddaughter
  • Frank Garguilo, Father
  • Filomena Garguilo, Mother


  • Viewing Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Helen Zirngibl

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Susan Scaglione

July 12, 2018

Helen Zirngibl, Aunt Helen, was my grandmother Anna's (much) younger sister,
My grandmother passed when she was very young and I was only 13 years old.
I don' t remember meeting Aunt Helen before my grandmother's death, but I do remember her coming to visit at my parents' (Ralph and Phyllis Scaglione) house. We were sitting at the kitchen table and I still see myself staring at her because the resemblance to my grandmother was uncanny. I couldn't get over it. It wasn't weird or scary, it was comforting. We colored pictures, ate cookies and laughed ...
Today I see my cousin Donna Hughes has posted her picture on Facebook and, again, my breath is taken away by the resemblance. This time, however, I see not only my grandmother, but my mother as well. I see my mom in Aunt Helen's eyes! All three women were beautiful!
Thank you for the memories ... God bless you Aunt Helen. May you rest in Peace and may God bless your family.
~ Susan Scaglione

GARY Porter

July 12, 2018

I was very privileged to have Helen as a mother-in-law! She was so selfless and always cared for others way more than that of herself. She was such a gentle and kind and loving woman who cared for her family. She helped us so much in caring for our children while we went to work. I don't think I could ever express how much gratitude I feel for her. She was truly a blessing to those who knew her and as I did. Rest in peace Helen, you are truly one of Gods Angels!
Gary Porter