Helen “Wonderful Helen” V. Ryan

Helen “Wonderful Helen” V. (Higgins) Ryan, 99 of Delaware formerly of East Providence passed away Friday October 30, 2015 at Beebe Hospital in Delaware.  She was the wife of the late James Ryan.  Helen was a meat wrapper for Almacs for many years before retiring.

She is survived by one daughter Susan O’Sullivan of Delaware, one son Matthew J. Ryan of Delaware, one sister Katherine O’Grady of Wakefield, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  She was the mother of the late Regina Malone, James Ryan, and sister of the late John J. and Thomas Higgins and Rose Lyman.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 10:30AM – 11:30 AM followed by a service at 11:30 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence.  Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition 111 West 11th St., Suite 3 Wilmington, DE 19801. or at www.debreastcancer.org.