Ryan, Helena A.

Orangeburg, NY - Tappan Location

Helena A. Ryan was born June 15, 1937 in New York City. She was the daughter of the late James and Mary (Quinn) Kearney.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Vincent (FDNY) and her sister Margaret Thompsen.

She is survived by her sons, Michael and his wife Susan and Thomas (Bear); sister Betty Goetz and her husband Gerry and her three grandchildren, Michael, Chrissie and Jennifer (Ryan). Helena is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Helena spent her childhood growing up in the South Bronx (St. Pius). After getting married, she and her husband moved to Orangeburg to raise their family.

Helena was a proud mother and homemaker who had a love for her Irish heritage and Irish music.

A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, Oct. 9th, 10am, at St. Catharine’s Church in Blauvelt with burial to follow at Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill. Visiting hours will be Thursday, Oct. 8th, 4-8pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan (845-359-0890 or In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ray Pfeifer Foundation (