MERRIMACK - Helena Rutkowski, 70, of Merrimack passed away at her home on Wednesday July 24, 2013 surrounded by her family.
She was born on Aug. 16, 1942, in Derry, Ireland, to the late Hugh and Margeret Pyne.
Helena worked as a waitress for Green Ridge Turkey Farm Restaurant in Nashua for 29 years. She loved spending time with her family and was proud of her Irish heritage.
She is predeceased by her husband, William in 2002, a son, William in 1987, a brother, Hugh Pyne and a sister, Sadie Matthewson.
Helena is survived by two daughters, Sandra and Susan Rutkowski, both of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Ashley, Delilah and William Rutkowski; two great-grandchildren, Holly and Jordan Rutkowski; two brothers, Eamon and Patrick Pyne; three sisters, Sadie Matthewson, Bertha, and Margaret Pyne.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Thursday Aug. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Last Rest Cemetery.
Following cemetery service, there will be a celebration of life gathering at the VFW
, 282 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Helena's name may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church Outreach Ministry, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, 03054 To sign an online guest book, please visit rivetfuneralhome.com