Helen Glidden, SCN, 95, (formerly Sister Mary Thomasine) was born in Lynn, MA. She died at Nazareth Home, Louisville, KY, on January 8, 2020. She was a professed Sister of Charity of Nazareth for 73 years.
Sister Helen served in educational ministries as a teacher from 1947-1979 in Lexington, KY; Memphis, TN; Newburyport, MA; Readville, MA; Milton, MA; Hyde Park, MA; Hollywood, MD; and Leonardtown, MD. She served as a college instructor in Puerto Rico from 1979-1982 at Colegio Lourdes. Sister Helen continued to serve the Hispanic Community through various ministries in Brockton, MA; West Palm Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL.
She served in pastoral care in Brockton, MA at Cardinal Cushing Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center. She also served as a Chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington from 1995-2003.
She is survived by her sisters Margaret Murano and Rita Legere, her extended family, and by her religious community.
A visitation and Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Nazareth Home Chapel. The body will arrive at Nazareth at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, followed by the Wake in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky at 6:30 p.m.
The Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Nazareth, Kentucky at 10:30 a.m. followed by burial in the Nazareth Cemetery.
Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Ratterman Funeral Home, 3800 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. Memorials may be sent to the SCN Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY, 40048.
I am so sorry that I lost touch with Helen! We studied together in Douglaston, NY and then what a surprise to find her again at my first job in Rio Piedras, PR It was so nice to see a friendly face as I was so far from home. I had always planned to look her up and get in touch; it just never happened, Dear Helen, rest in peace and rise in glory! A beautiful life of service!