Helen P. Bennett

Helen Bennett

Helen Bennett

PORTLAND — Helen Patricia (Ryan) Bennett, a longtime resident of Naples, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at Seaside Nursing Home.
She was the wife of the late Jerald James Bennett.
Helen was born in Berlin, N.H., a daughter of the late Simon Francis and Helen (Woods) Ryan, due to death of her natural parents in early childhood, raised by the beloved late Albert J. and Anna T, Ryan of Hingham, Mass.
Helen summered in Maine, working as a governess, while achieving formal training through the Cadet Nurse Corps program. After which she worked as a nurse, before moving to Maine, marrying and raising children.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie LaChance of Westbrook, Jerry Bennett of Westbrook, Julie Hutchinson of Bridgton, Daniel Bennett, Patrick Bennett, Diane Hutchinson of Bridgton, Elizabeth Robertson of Saco and Kathleen Bennett of Gray; 10 grandchildren; and her siblings, Albert J. Ryan Jr., of Hingham, Mass., Daniel P. Ryan of Hingham, Mass., Francis R. Ryan of Georgia and Gerard A. Ryan of Randolph, Mass.
She was also the mother of the late Robert and John Bennett; and sister of the late Bruce Ryan, Mary Ryan Ferullo, John Phillip Ryan and Ann Therese Ryan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph’s Church, Portland, followed by private burial at the Edes Falls Cemetery, Naples.
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