Carolyn Hilger Biasello, 79, a personal secretary to Arlen Specter when he was Philadelphia district attorney, died Sunday, Oct. 7, from complications of Parkinson's disease at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands, Texas.
Mrs. Biasello had lived in the Packer Park neighborhood of South Philadelphia.
Born in Philadelphia, she graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School in 1950, and, after working for a Philadelphia jewelry firm, spent most of her career in city government, from April 1968 to April 1988.
After beginning as a clerk stenographer, she was a secretary in the District Attorney's Office during Specter's years there.
"I used to go to work with her when she worked with him when I would have a day off from school," daughter Sandra Gale said Sunday.