May 24, 1934 - June 10, 2021
On Thursday June 10, 2021, Helene Margaret Bird (Boden, Forkey) left us to be with Jesus and all those she loved and lost. She was a woman of great faith and conviction. Helene was 87. She was born in New York, NY on May 24, 1934 to Arthur and Ethel Boden. Helene was a loving wife, beloved mother, step mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Helene loved music and loved to sing, there was a time she sang in four choirs. She also loved books and read many different types of books including an Encyclopedia and she loved a good word pun. Many would try to stump her with a new word they learned but she of course already new it and would use it in a sentence. Helene was strong in her beliefs but was always open to a good debate. She always wanted us to see the alternative, the possibilities. Helene was a kind woman who accepted everyone with an open heart and mind. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Arthur T. Boden Jr., husband James Henry Bird, Jr. and stepson, James Henry Bird III. She is survived by her children, Steven Forkey and wife Sheryl of Hudson NH, Christopher Forkey and wife Kimberly of Summerville SC, Lynelle Marcello and husband Joseph of Methuen MA, Michael Forkey and wife Suzanne of Snohomish WA, Janet Nieves and husband David of Winter Springs FL, Matthew Forkey and wife Lisa of Derry NH, Allison Bird Roseberry of Layton UT, Ian Bird and wife Lori of Saratoga Springs UT, and Duncan Bird and wife Cindy of Salem NH. Helene was also beloved by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Helene gave to many children’s and military veteran’s charities so in lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Helene’s name. A graveside service will be held on Friday June 18, 2021 at 10 AM in the Pine Grove Cemetery 329 Main St. in Salem NH. All may please meet at the cemetery.
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