Longtime Cutchogue resident Helen Mary Rynd passed peacefully Sept. 17 after reminiscing about all of her worldly travels and the wonderful life she had lived with her beloved husband and partner-in-crime, Donald. She was 96.
She was born March 22, 1919, in Brooklyn to Susan (McGuire) and John Nagle. She married Donald Brooks Rynd in January, 1942 in California.
Helen graduated from Wells College with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry and a master’s degree in dietetics. She was a chemist with Bell Laboratories.
Helen and Donald were always the life of the party and she will be forever remembered as a being “sharp as a tack,” quick with a joke and a lover of life. They were members of North Fork Country Club.
Predeceased by her husband, Helen is survived by her son, Donald B. Rynd Jr.; her daughter, Susan B. Rynd; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family would like to offer thanks to Loretta, Fran and Karen who took such wonderful care of Helen for so many years and to Bob Tapp, the angel in her life.
The family received visitors Sept. 21 at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A funeral service took place Sept. 22 at Cutchogue Presbyterian Church. Memorial donations may be made to Cutchogue Presbyterian Church.