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Helen Dondero

Helen Dondero was American librarian. Member of Haddam History Society (citation of merit 1983), Connecticut Library. Association.

Background

  • Dondero, Helen was born on March 23, 1908 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Daughter of Thomas Frances and Anne (Cummings) Garrity.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with cum laude, College New Rochelle, New York, 1928. Postgraduate, New York School Social Work.

    Career

    • Family social worker Roman Catholic Diocesan Bureau, Hartford, 1932—1934. Welfare supervisor E. Hartford, 1934—1935. Social worker Connecticut Welfare Department, 1935—1937.

      District supervisor Connecticut Bureau Old Age Assistance, 1937—1940. Secretary, administrative assistant department astronomy Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1956—1965. Head library Brainerd Memorial Library., Haddam, 1968—1984.

      Trustee, 1948—1968; retired, 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of Haddam History Society (citation of merit 1983), Connecticut Library. Association.

    Connections

    • Married Timothy Joseph Dondero, September 17, 1938. Children: Timothy Joseph, Mary Elizabeth Dondero Rice, Thomas, Gregory.
    • father: Thomas Frances Garrity
    • mother: Anne (Cummings) Garrity
    • spouse: Timothy Joseph Dondero
    • children: Timothy Joseph Dondero
    • Mary Elizabeth Dondero Rice Dondero
    • Thomas Dondero
    • Gregory Dondero
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    Nationality
    • 1928
      College New Rochelle
    • 1932 - 1934
      Family social worker, Roman Catholic Diocesan Bureau
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1934 - 1935
      welfare supervisor E. Hartford
    • 1935 - 1937
      social worker, Connecticut Welfare Department
    • 1937 - 1940
      district supervisor Connecticut Bureau Old Age Assistance
    • 1948 - 1968
      trustee
    • 1956 - 1965
      secretary, department astronomy Wesleyan University
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1956 - 1965
      administrative assistant, department astronomy Wesleyan University
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1968 - 1984
      head, library Brainerd Memorial Library
      Haddam, Connecticut, United States
    • 1984
      retired
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