Martha Helland

Obituary of Martha Helland

In New Haven, March 7, 2009, Martha “Jane” Nielsen Helland, 86, of Sunset Rd., East Haven. Beloved wife of Arne O. Helland. Mother of Arne C. (Regina) Helland of New Haven and Nancy (John) Stampach of Hamden. Sister of Nancy Foley of New Haven and the late Connie Ciastko. Also survived by seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren and her cherished pets, Blue and Tibby. Born May 5, 1922 in New Haven a daughter of the late Simon and Linnea Anderson Nielsen, she was a graduate of the former Commercial High School. class of 1942. Funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 in the Clancy Funeral Home, 43 Kirkham Ave., East Haven. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday morning from 10:00 until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave, PO Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450.
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