Helen Blodgett, SCN

Posted by Spalding Hurst

May 26, 2020

Helen Blodgett, SCN, 71, was born in Danbury, CT. She died May 22, 2020 in Danbury, CT. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 43 years.

In 1977, Sister Helen made her First Vows as a Sister as a Charity of Nazareth. The next year she began her ministry in health care at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, KY, where she served in pastoral care.

Sister Helen served in several social services positions in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. In DC, she served as the director of Harvest House and SOME Thrift Shop. For many years she served as a therapist for drug, alcohol and mental health issues at Shalom, Inc. in Philadelphia. She was also a therapist at Pennsylvania Hospital.

From 1979-1982 Sister Helen served her SCN Community as Coordinator at the Motherhouse in Nazareth, KY.

She is survived by her brother John Blodgett, her sisters Frances B. Wheeler and Ruth D. Blodgett, her extended family, and by her religious community.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 28 at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury, CT. Graveside services and burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

A Memorial Mass at Nazareth will be held at a later date.


  1. JoAnn Constantini

    Helen and I were friends since we were five. We went through school together and then separated at college. But, never did we part, nor did we ever argue. I still reach for the phone to call her 67 years later! I still miss her as my oldest, lifelong friend. Rest in God’s peace, Hellie!!

  2. Joan DeVillez

    Sr Helen was my classmate.
    I will never forget her positive attitude and wonderful smile.
    She is free.

  3. Susan Lloyd

    As we go thru life we meet a lot of people, if your fortunate some stay friends and remain in your life, some are just acquaintances and disappear and you never see them again, but if you are really lucky you meet someone who becomes a cherished friend and someone who has a big impact on your life. I was one of the fortunate ones to have known Sister Helen Blodgett. For 25 years she became one of my dearest friends, I think she was hoping to save me and I know she prayed for me on a regular basis, trying to steer me in the right direction. I will miss our 2 hr phone calls, the endless questions that she would ask about England, her laugh and just her love for everyone. She taught me a lot about compassion and tolerance and made me a better person for just knowing her. Go with God my friend, you have done your work here and now its time to rest.


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