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Helen Rohan


1913 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Helen Rohan Obituary


Helen (Begley) Rohan, 100, beloved wife of the late John F. Rohan, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 16, 2014. She was born in Hartford on June 8, 1913, daughter of the late Timothy and Susan (Keating) Begley, she was the Salutatorian of her graduating class of Bulkeley High School in Hartford. She became the private secretary to the Aviation Commissioner, which operated out of Brainard Airport, the only airport in the Hartford area at the time. After raising her family she resumed work for the State of Connecticut at the Newington Children's Hospital, retiring after many years of service. She resided in West Hartford with her family where she lived all her adult life and was a long time parishioner of St Thomas the Apostle Church. Helen was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was the fourth oldest of eight siblings and is survived by her sister Gertrude (Begley) Morley of Tustin CA. In addition to her sister, she is survived by her two children, Ann Wilson and her husband Ray of West Des Moines, IA, her son John Rohan of West Hartford; her four grandchildren, Holly and John William of FL, Karen and Todd of IA; and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her grandson Brendan Rohan. She will be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and dear neighbors. The family would like to thank Interim Health Care of Farmington and her caregivers for their loving support. The funeral service will be Friday, (Feb 21) beginning with visitation at 9:00 a.m. in the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. A funeral will follow at 10:00a.m. in the funeral home. She will be buried with her husband in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 19, 2014
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