Obituary of Sister M. Helenann Nelson, SSND
Sister Helenann Nelson, SSND
October 20, 1939 - May 19, 2023
Sister M. Helenann (Barbara Jean) Nelson, a School Sister of Notre Dame, died on May 19, 2023, at St. Vincent Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut, at age 83.
She was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on October 20, 1039. After pronouncing her vows as an SSND in 1959, she taught in Irvington, New Jersey and Westbury, Long Island, New York, before becoming a missionary in Santiago, and Los Andes. Chile, and Lima, Peru. In New York, Sister Helenann was Principal at Most Holy Redeemer School, on East 4th Street, Manhattan.
In retirement Sister Helenann had resided at The Watermark, in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Her Wake Service and Funeral Liturgy will take place, on Thursday, June 1, at St Andrew Church, Anton Street, Bridgeport, beginning at 10:30, with Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Bethel, Connecticut.
Memorial contributions may be made to School Sisters of Notre Dame, The Development Office, 345 Belden Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull.