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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Helen M. Ryan

April 16, 1940September 17, 2019
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On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Helen M. Ryan left this earth and returned home to her Lord and Savior. Helen was born on April 16, 1940 to Joseph and Mary Maksincak in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Helen earned her bachelors degree in science and went on to be a registered nurse where she started in the emergency room and then moved to the heart catheterization laboratory. She was an intelligent, strong, hard-working woman and could do anything she set her mind to. Helen even worked as a real estate agent while she was in school. She climbed the corporate ladder in the 60’s and 70’s and was even one of the first female drug representatives in the country.

Though Helen was an educated woman, she truly had a “double masters in life”. She was a super-mom through and through. One of her proudest moments in life was raising her three children on her own. Helen had many hobbies that included: sewing, painting, drawing, antique collecting, loving on animals of all kinds, and most importantly, taking her children traveling on road trips across the country.

Helen is survived by her sons, John Fiorendino and wife, Barbie of Flowermound, TX and Robert Fiorendino and wife, Carole, of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Linda Fiorendino and Karen, of Warr Acres, OK; sister, Marie Stephenson of Edmond, OK; and best friend, Faye Luke. She also leaves behind two grandchildren and three great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

The celebration of life in honor of Helen will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Free to Live Animal Sanctuary; P.O. Box 5884, Edmond, OK 73083 or at http://freetoliveok.org/donate/.

  • FAMILY

  • John Fiorendino, Son
  • Barbie Fiorendino, Daughter-in-law
  • Robert Fiorendino, Son
  • Carole Fiorendino, Daughter-in-law
  • Linda Fiorendino, Daughter
  • Marie Stephenson, Sister
  • Faye Luke, Best Friend
  • Helen also leaves behind two grandchildren and three great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Carole Fiorendino

September 20, 2019

I am so very sorry for Helen's untimely passing this week. She truly wanted and had the will to live and we certainly did not expect this to end this way, but the Lord has helped her through all of this; step by step and she will be free again to live and play the way she wanted to while with she lived. She will be greatly missed . We love you Mom. May your memory be eternal!!

Marie Stephenson

September 20, 2019

Helen was my big sister. We didn't always agree, but in the end we depended on each other in the tough times. I have lost a piece of myself now. Marie

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