Helen J. Ferren

Helen J. Ferren, 93, of Bedford, NH, widow of Norton R. Ferren, passed away Monday evening, October 8, 2018 at the Arbors of Bedford, after a period of declining health.

A longtime resident of Litchfield, Mrs. Ferren was born in Maynard, Massachusetts on January 26, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Michaelina (Kulik) Bygot. Educated in Maynard schools, Helen was a graduate of Maynard High School, Class of 1943. She had been employed with the former Second National Bank in Nashua and later worked in the Trust Department of the former Nashua Trust Company, until her retirement.

In her leisure time, Helen loved playing cards, crocheting, embroidering and fishing. She especially loved spending time at her camp at Wentworth Location.

Mrs. Ferren was a communicant of St. John The Evangelist Church of Hudson and was active in the craft fairs at St. Joseph The Worker Parish in Nashua for many years.

Helen was predeceased by her husband Norton, who passed away May 29, 2006. They were married on October 19, 1947 and shared over 58 years together.

Members of her family include her daughters and their husbands, Linda M. and Roland N. Picard Jr. of Nashua and Barbara and Andre Pelletier of Manchester; four grandchildren, David Picard and his wife Tracy, Karen Roman and her husband Matthew, Matthew Murray and his wife Lindsay, and Michael McCracken; seven great-grandchildren, Sarah Picard, Adam Picard, Cora Murray, Erin Murray, Liam Murray, Brooke Roman and Brayden Roman; also nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was predeceased by her two sisters.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, THIS EVENING (Thursday October 11th) from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. John XXIII Parish (St. John The Evangelist) 27 Library Street, Hudson, Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hudson. Friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church. Donations may be sent in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 166 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.