Helen Donovan McCarthy

Photo of Leslie and Helen Donovan McCarthy

Photo credit: Leslie and Helen Donovan McCarthy.

HELEN MARIE DONOVAN is the daughter of John Donovan and Loretta Carew Donovan. She was born on March 27, 1914, in Bernard, Iowa.

Helen Donovan and Leslie Joseph McCarthy (born December 5, 1904, to Patrick and Catherine Dunne McCarthy) were married on February 9, 1932, at Assumption Church, Sylvia Switch, rural Zwingle, Iowa.

They had one son: Ronald Joseph McCarthy.

Helen was employed at Clinton Machine in Maquoketa, Iowa; Roshek’s Department Store, the University of Dubuque, and Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. She and Leslie owned a tavern and barbershop in Bernard for 47 years.

Leslie McCarthy died on August 6, 1975.
Helen Donovan McCarthy died on July 12, 2003.

They are buried in St. Patrick Cemetery, Garryowen, Iowa.

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