Helen “Cassie” Cassiani Nestor was born on January 27, 1917 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She was married to Edward D. Nestor. Helen served in the US Army Nurse Corps as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. She was one of the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor” – the US Army and Navy Nurse Corps women who served in the Battle of the Philippines in 1941-42. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as nurses in various POW camps until they were finally liberated in February 1945. Helen died on November 25, 2002 at the age of 85 and is now buried in the Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA.