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Helen Silvia

d. March 7, 2020


Helen M. Silvia, 101, passed away peacefully at home with family at her side on March 7, 2020.  She was preceded in death by Husband; Joseph M. Jr. (Married 58 years), youngest son; Mark, granddaughter; Tiffany, and parents; Frank and Matilda Isadore.

She was born on March 26, 1918 in Duluth, MN and moved to Hibbing in 1946 where she resided until her passing.  She is survived by children; Joseph M. III, Susan and Douglas, grandson; Troy, great grandchildren; Faith, Aysia, Kylee, Abryana and Evelyn, daughter-in-law; Arlene, sister-in-law; Sally, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Helen was very passionate about her children and grandchildren.  She loved traveling, entering contests, going to the casino (Black Bear), gardening, watching the twins, and being with her friends.  She had the fortune of visiting 5 continents and experienced events ranging from whitewater rafting to going on a safari.  Her favorite places to visit were the Philippines, Kenya, New Zealand, China, Ireland, and the Scandinavian Countries.

Helen loved to enter contests!  Her creativity and cleverness enabled her to win over 600 prizes which included a trip to Hawaii, 12 bicycles, a year’s supply of ice cream, diamond jewelry, many appliances and much more.  She also won prizes for her cooking skills in the Duluth News Tribune cookbook contests.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the wonderful and compassionate staff of Fairview Hospice; Hanna, Kate, Sue, Ann and Peggy, Dr. Amy Hilde-Philips, Reilly from Dougherty Funeral Home, and Father Jeremy from Blessed Sacrament Church.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 11:00 AM at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing per Helen’s request.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at church.  Interment will follow mass at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Hibbing.

In lieu of flowers, Helen’s wish was that any donations be sent to “Feed My Starving Children” in Coon Rapids, MN.

A celebration of life will be held at the home of Helen’s daughter, Susan, in Hibbing at a later date.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Helen Silvia, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Hibbing

2615 1st Ave, Hibbing, MN 55746

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Hibbing)


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