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Helene Halligan

February 9, 1960 — February 4, 2023


Helene Halligan

Helene Halligan (nee O’Brien), age 62, of Havertown, PA, passed away on February 4, 2023. Born in Wynnewood, PA, she was the daughter of Patricia (nee Cunningham) and the late John F. O’Brien.

Helene was the beloved wife of Mark Halligan Sr. for 39 years. Devoted mother to Mark Halligan Jr., Lauren (Kevin) Funston, and Kevin Halligan. Cherished grandmother of Jack and James Funston. Dear sister to her siblings Karen Peltier and Kevin (Kelley) O’Brien. 

Helene had been employed as a Registered Nurse for 20 years until she most recently retired to spend time with her grandsons. Her favorite thing to do was to be with those she loved. She treasured her family and friends and embraced every moment with them. She thrived celebrating birthdays and holidays. She loved vacationing in the Poconos and down the shore. Helene had a vivacious personality and always made the people around her laugh. She was always ready to have fun. She was conscientious and always willing to take care of anyone in need. She loved fiercely and loyally. 

Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Monday, February 13, 2023 6:00-9:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike (cor. Lynn Blvd.), Upper Darby, PA (610) 449-0300 and to her Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 14, 2023 10:30 AM at St. Bernadette of Lourdes Church, 1035 Turner Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA.  Interment Private. 

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Monday, February 13, 2023

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Donohue Funeral Home - Upper Darby

8401 W. Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes Church

1035 Turner Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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