Helen V. McGowan (nee Coughlin) was one of four children.
Her mother was Ellen Mary (nee Breheny) and father, Pat Coughlin of Chicago, USA.
Helen’s sisters and brother
- Mary-Ellen Resen
- Patricia Flederbach (married Bernard) – 2 children Catherine and Maureen Mary Roddy (nee Flederbach).
- Margaret Kovaric
- John ‘Jack’ Coughlin (Deceased)
Helen married Richard McGowan, both deceased, buried Evergreen Park IL
Catherine died tragically in a motor vehicle accident and her own sisters remains living near Tennessee, USA.