Mrs. Helen (Harding) McNeilly Bury, of Naples, Fla. and formerly of Winchester
and Taunton, Ma., died peacefully March 29 at the Bentley Care Center, Naples. She
was the wife of the late Stanley N. McNeilly and the late Matthew H. Bury. She was
born 102 years ago in Tremont, Me., the daughter of the late Albert H. and Augusta W.
Harding. She was educated in Maine, resided in Hollywood and Beverly Hills, Calif.
in the 1920’s and was employed as a hostess and server trainer for the famous Schrafft’s
Restaurant in Boston and New York City during the 1930’s. A Taunton resident for 40
years, Mrs. Bury volunteered at Morton Hospital, the Old Colony Historical Society, the
Taunton Mental Health Clinic Thrift Shop, and was a Gray Lady in the American Red
Cross. An avid golfer, she was a member of Segregansett Country Club, was the 1953 Ladies Golf Chairman and the Womens Golf Association 72-Hole Tournament Winner. Helen enjoyed musical events and loved Big Band music. She was an excellent cook and
hostess who took great pride in a well appointed table. She was a member of the First Parish Church in Taunton and the Naples United Church of Christ.
A brother-in-law: Richard McNeilly of Detroit, Mi.
1 stepson: Robert Bury of Philadelphia, Pa.
2 stepdaughters: Connie Hegarty of Yarmouth and Surry, Me.
Louise Freeman of Raynham
A godchild: Ellen McNeilly of New York City and Orient, N.Y.
Many nieces and nephews, including Jim Swasey of Inverness, Fl. and Debby Cerny of Oxford, Me., and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Graveside Service will be held in Mayflower Hill Cemetery, Taunton, on Wednesday,
April 22, at 11:00 A.M. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Expressions of sym-
pathy in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are
under the direction of The Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home of Taunton.