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Helen Barbara O’Sullivan, 88, of La Crosse passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 1, 1929, to William and Gertrude (Selkowitz) Zerillo. She married Peter O’Sullivan Aug. 27, 1955, in Brooklyn. They later made La Crosse their home in 1975. Peter preceded Helen in death June 29, 2003.

Helen is survived by her children, Kathleen O’Sullivan (Ralph De Clute) of La Crosse and Peter (Laura) O’Sullivan of Glenshaw, Pa.; grandchildren, Brian O’Sullivan of Kent, Ohio, and Megan (Michael) Perri of Canonsburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 200 West Ave. S., La Crosse. The Rev. Lawrence B. Berger will officiate. Entombment will take place in the St. Joseph Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Visitation will take place from 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice in Helen’s memory. Online condolences may be submitted at

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