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Lyons, Sister Helen Cornelia SND
78, of Worcester, died peacefully Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the Sisters of Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worcester. Sister's legal name at birth was Katherine Mary Lyons. Born in Cambridge on May 23, 1933 daughter of the late Cornelius F. and Helen (Cullinane) Lyons. Sr. Helen Cornelia entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at Waltham on August 1, 1951 and professed her Perpetual Vows on July 30, 1959. Sister received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Emmanuel College, her Masters in Administration Supervision from Fordham University and a Spirituality Program from Creighton University. Her ministries were in the Archdiocese of Boston, California, Indiana, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Sister Helen Cornelia is survived by her many Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur family; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses, Francis and Helen Lyons, John and Ernestine Lyons, Helen and Dan Coughlin, and Paul and Shirley Lyons. Sister Helen Cornelia's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her nephew Rev. Paul Coughlin on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Our Lady Queen Chapel, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Monday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sisters of Notre Dame, Ipswich. Memorial contributions may be made in Sr. Helen Cornelia's name to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 30 Jeffreys Neck Rd., Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements are by the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St., Peabody. Please visit for online obituary and memorial guest book.

Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2012
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