Helen Cavicchioni
(Wednesday - November 17, 2021) - Helen Cavicchioni, age 79, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Thursday, November 11, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Naperville, Illinois.

Helen was born December 26, 1941, in Escanaba, the daughter of the late Erick and Saima (Leppaniemi) Helenius. After graduating from Rock High School, she earned her nursing diploma from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She married Eugene “Gene” Cavicchioni on March 6, 1964, in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on October 19, 2019. Helen worked many years as a registered nurse at the VA Medical Center, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and reading books.

She is survived by her two sons, James Mario Cavicchioni (Angela Reed) and David Gene (Kelley) Cavicchioni, and the apple of her eye, her granddaughter, Carissa Bella Cavicchioni.

She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Judy (Bob) Sanicki, Kristine (Norman) Fontaine, Madeleine (Anthony) Crespo, Daniel (Dawn) Cavicchioni, Debra (Mike) Church, Renee Tousignant, Pam (Dave) Angen and Paul E. (Brenda) Aubin.

Along with her parents and husband, Gene, Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Aubin.

Private family graveside services will be held.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.