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 married Leslie Joseph McCarthy on February 9, 1932, at Assumption Church, Sylvia Switch, rural Zwingle, Iowa.

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 5, 1975.

Helen Donovan McCarthy died on July 12, 2003.

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

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