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Helen Van Bergen

Helen Van Bergen

Thursday, January 7th, 1932 Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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Obituary for Helen D. Van Bergen (Daly)

Helen D. Van Bergen, 87, of Sea Girt, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at her home.
Mrs. Van Bergen was born and raised in Floral Park, N.Y., a daughter of the late Patrick and Nellie (Mahoney) Daly. She was a graduate of The Mary Louis Academy and Adelphi University. She also received her Master's from Kean College. After marrying Norbert Van Bergen and moving to Westfield, N.J. where they raised their family, Mrs. Van Bergen went on to a distinguished career as a Registered Nurse. She worked at various hospitals, was a visiting nurse, and a school nurse at Holy Trinity School in Westfield. She then moved into nursing education-serving as a Professor of Nursing at Union County College, before retiring. The Van Bergens summered in Manasquan for many years before retiring to Sea Girt 23 years ago. Mrs. Van Bergen was an avid traveler, having enjoyed cruises and trips to Paris, but mostly enjoyed time at the beach.
Mrs. Van Bergen was predeceased by her beloved husband Norbert Van Bergen, in 2013, as well as by her brothers, Patrick, Bart, Denis and Joseph Daly. She is survived by her children, Maribeth Yerks and her husband Gary, of Surprise, AZ, Mariclare Lesniak and her husband Bill, of Robbinsville, and Matthew Daly Van Bergen, of Howell. She was the beloved grandmother of David Yerks (Felicia), Sara Schultz (Dan), Jena Eckstein (John), Meagan Lesniak, Brandon and Kira Van Bergen, and the great-grandmother of Dylan and Makena Yerks. Also surviving are Mrs. Van Bergen’s sisters, Betty Daly and Sr. Mary Daly, CSJ, as well as many loved nephews and nieces.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt, on Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9:30 AM. Mrs. Van Bergen’s cremated remains will be laid to rest with her husband, at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mark’s Church Social Concerns Committee, 215 Crescent Parkway, Sea Girt, NJ, 08750. Condolences may be sent via www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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    Friday, August 30th, 2019 | 9:30am
    St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church
    215 Crescent Parkway
    SEA GIRT, NJ
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    Friday, August 30th, 2019
    9:30am

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Lorrie Guempel-lupio

To the Van Bergen family: on behalf on the Guempel family I wish to extend our sympathy to all. Aunt Helen was a wonderful lady and we have fond memories with both her and Uncle Norb. May she always rest in peace.
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Donna Eilbacher Palmer

I'm Donna Eilbacher Palmer. My father and mother, Herb and Joan Eilbacher, were very good, long time friends of both of your parents. My Dad passed away in 2011 and my Mom is still with us at age 91. I was sorry to learn of the passing of Helen and wanted to extend condolences on behalf of the whole Eilbacher family. I know my parents had very fond memories of the both of them, and I did as well. Our deepest sympathy to all of you and God Bless.
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lolly Yacona

Helen was a devoted member of our Christian Meditation group. She was always friendly and had such a positive approach to life. We will miss her dearly but know that by the grace of God she will now join her beloved husband in eternal peace. Lolly Yacona
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