HR136: Celebrating the life of Helen Siegfried Bolger.


Offered February 28, 2020
Celebrating the life of Helen Siegfried Bolger.
Patrons-- Webert and Krizek

WHEREAS, Helen Siegfried Bolger, a beloved member of the Alexandria community, died on February 14, 2020, at the age of 93; and

WHEREAS, one of eight children, Helen Bolger was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls and attended Immaculata College; and

WHEREAS, Helen Bolger married Robert J. Bolger, Sr., who went on to become the first president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores; as his greatest champion, Helen Bolger contributed to the success of the organization in innumerable ways over the years; and

WHEREAS, living in Alexandria for much of her life, Helen Bolger raised a family of six children who would go on to become successful and productive members of the community; and

WHEREAS, Helen Bolger was famous in her neighborhood for her hospitality and touched countless lives through her kindness, generosity, and grace; and

WHEREAS, preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Bob, and her daughter, Mary, Helen Bolger will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by her children, Robert, Jr., Cindy, Ann, Cara, and David, and their families, and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Helen Siegfried Bolger, a cherished member of the Alexandria community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Helen Siegfried Bolger as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for her memory.