Denise M. Hoffner (formerly Heilmann, Browne) passed away peacefully at her home in King of Prussia, PA on March 5, 2022, two months and 5 days after her cancer diagnosis. She was 64.
Denise was born in Lower Merion, PA to Margaret Hoffner (nee Gillece) and the late Laurence H. Hoffner, Sr. and she grew up in Blue Bell, PA where she graduated from Wissahickon High School.
Denise was the loving mother of three children: John F. (Sylwia) Heilmann, IV of Newtown Square, PA, Matthew L. (Lindsay) Heilmann of West Chester, PA; and Kristen E. Heilmann of Wayne, PA. She was the cherished Dede to five young grandchildren Calla Heilmann, Hugh Heilmann, Wesley Heilmann, Brooke Heilmann, and Quinn Heilmann, and she was dear sister of Lynne (Jeff) Kirkpatrick, Marie (Richard) Doyle, Martin (Stefani) Hoffner, the late Laurence Hoffner, Jr., and the late Stephen Hoffner. She is also survived by her uncle, Richard (Susan) Gillece, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Denise worked for many years at United States Liability Insurance Company. She enjoyed playing all sports, especially tennis, pickleball, and golf (most recently at RiverCrest Golf Club), and skiing with her children and grandchildren. Denise also enjoyed watercolor painting and spending many summers on the beach.
Denise had such a vibrant and generous personality, bringing laughs and smiles to all of her family, friends, co-workers, and teammates every time she was around. She beat cancer by the way she lived and the everlasting impression she left on all of those people whose lives she touched and through whom she will continue to live on.
Relatives and Friends are invited to her viewing Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donohue Funeral Home, 366 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087 and Friday, March 11, 2022 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in The Epiphany of Our Lord Church, 3050 Walton Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 and to her Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:30 a.m. Interment in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Denise’s name to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (“PanCAN”) at pancan.org/donate or 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.