Helen P. Dale, 85, of Indianapolis, passed away at Community Hospital South on Monday, September 17, 2018. Helen was born in Indianapolis on August 29, 1933 to the late Patrick and Delia (Conway) Gaughan. On September 17, 1955 in St. Catherine Catholic Church, she was united in marriage to Claude A. Dale, Jr. and he preceded her in death on October 21, 1986.
Helen was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School and worked at Hartford Insurance Group for over 38 years; she retired as a marketing rep. Proud of her Irish heritage, Helen was active in the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians; a sisterhood of Irish Catholic women. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary - American Legion Post #88 and the American Business Women’s Association. A devout Catholic, Helen was an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.
Helen is also preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Gaughan, Jr.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kathleen S. (Bill) Hammons of Indianapolis and Cynthia L. Alexander of Indianapolis; three sisters, Rose Johnson, Jane O’Malia, and Mary Allen all of Indianapolis, three grandchildren, Crystal Jones, Amanda (Jeff) Hayden, and David Hammons; three great grandchildren, Kendall, Christopher, and Roxanna; and her great great granddaughter, Nayeli.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Helen Dale from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2905 Carson Avenue, Indianapolis; recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. Additional calling will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the church with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Good Shepherd Catholic Church or the Sisters of St. Benedict; envelopes will be provided. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com where you may express online condolences to Helen’s family.