|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2011|
Waltham – Mrs. Helen L. (Ryan) Bergin, of Waltham, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 95.
Helen was born in Watertown on January 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Michael and Margaret (Donahue) Ryan. She had been a resident of Waltham since childhood. Helen graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown and later graduated from Burdette College in Boston. She had been a member of Saint Mary's Mothers Club and was long active with GWArc in Waltham.
The wife of the late Francis T. Bergin, she leaves her children Maureen Terry and her husband, William, Dr. Francis T. Bergin, Jr. and his wife, Carol, Kathleen Santacroce, Helen Kranz and her husband, Dwight, Joan Bergin, Virginia Bergin, Eleanor Ericson and her husband, Douglas, Regina Jackson and her husband, John "Mike", Susan Connaughton and her husband, Leonard, and the late Alice M Bergin. Helen also leaves 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Helen was also the sister of the late William and Robert Ryan, mother-in-law of the late David Santacroce and great-grandmother of the late Robert Terry, Jr.
Family and friends honored and remembered Helen's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM on Wednesday, May 4th and again at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greater Waltham ARC (GWArc), 56 Chestnut Street, Waltham, MA 02453.
Michael Henry Ryan (1884 - 1922)
Margaret Louise Donahue Ryan (1887 - 1923)
Francis T Bergin (1916 - 2002)
Alice M Bergin (1956 - 1997)*
William Henry Ryan (1914 - 2006)*
Helen L Ryan Bergin (1916 - 2011)
Robert Edward Ryan (1917 - 1958)*
Paul J. Ryan (1921 - 2011)*
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: FullOBlarney
Record added: Apr 30, 2011
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