Helen Holmes Dunham

Helen Holmes Dunham

Helen Rosetta Holmes Dunham, formerly of Darien, died on April 23, 2020, in Connecticut.

She was a graduate of Todd-Grant High School in 1960. In 1964, she moved to Bridgeport, Conn., where she lived until her death. She was employed by McKesson & Robbins, SNET and the Housing Authority of Bridgeport. She attended the University of Bridgeport. She graduated from Connecticut Business Institute, earning a certificate of administrative office management.

She was a former Eastern Star Duchess of New England States and Eastern Canada Auxiliary, representing Juanita Temple No. 169 and New Era Lodge No. 290 of Bridgeport, in 1994.

She was a member of First African Baptist Church in Darien, Mount Aery Baptist in Bridgeport and Christ The Redeemer of Bridgeport. She, along with her sister, Susan, and other members of the First African Baptist Church, comprised the Teenage Gospel Singers, singing gospel music on radio station WGIG in Brunswick every Sunday morning before church service.

She is survived by her children, Michael B. Dunham of Shelton, Conn., Brenda L. Bryan of Lithonia and Adrian J. Holmes of Bordentown, N.J.; sister Marian A. Holmes Cook and brother, Richard C. Holmes, both of Monroe, Conn.; five grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A walk-thru will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Darien Funeral Home, with burial following in Upper Mill Cemetery.

Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.