Helen Bartko Helen Bartko of Anthem, AZ passed away on April 11, 2017. She was born in Harrisburg, PA to the late John and Anna Bartko. She resided most of her life in Connecticut before moving to Arizona with her niece and family. She graduated from Stratford High School and continued on to St. Vincent's School of Nursing, then onto Newton College graduating with a B.S. in nursing. She continued her career working in Bridgeport Hospital in the delivery room, followed by her career as a teacher at the University of Bridgeport, ending her love of nursing with visiting nurses. She also loved to travel with her family and many good friends, but treasured her time through out New England, favoring New Hampshire and Cape Cod. She was preceded in death by her sister Ann Werner and leaves behind a sister, Ceil Bolmer of Florida and a favorite nephew, Jim Lengen and his wife Peg, along with many nieces and nephews. After a cremation at Neptune Society of Arizona, a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose in Anthem, AZ. A Memorial Mass at a later date will be held at St. Rose's Church in Newtown, CT. A burial in the family plot will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT. Helen along with her family appreciated the help of two very fine Hospices; Horizon who started us on her journey and Thema who helped end her journey at a very caring care home at Anthem Seniors. The help of these three agencies was immeasurable and are appreciated more than can be expressed.
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