Helen E. Byrne

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Helen Elizabeth Byrne, 88, of Manchester, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

Born April 5, 1924, in Wilkes Barre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret Kirwan.

She was the fifth of six children. She quit school to work in the World War II war industry as a switchboard operator. She worked at assorted jobs, joining the Maryland State work force in 1960 and retiring in 1986.

She volunteered in community organizations, working on local political campaigns and general community advocacy in Baltimore's Hampden and Wyman Park communities. She spent recent years at North Pines Assisted Living in Manchester, where she enjoyed the company of her sister Catherine Mel Lodge until her death in 2009.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Thomas; four children; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 20, 2013
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