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Nell Heffernan Apr 12, 1929 - Jun 04, 2021

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Nell (Langlinais) Heffernan, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 4, 2021. She and her family moved from Houston, TX to Wilmington, DE in 1972 and then lived in North East, MD for 25 years before moving to Maris Grove. Nell received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University and taught for several years in Texas and Japan. After her teaching career, she was a homemaker who cared for her family. Nell was a parishioner of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Glen Mills.

She was the daughter of the late Joseph Willis and Nellie (St. Julian) Langlinais, wife of the late Gerald Heffernan, mother of the late John Paul Heffernan, sister of the late Rev. Willis Langlinais, Dr. Paul Langlinais, and Lucie Kirtley, R.N. and companion of the late Brent Clark.

Survivors: her loving children: Kevin (Sylett), Patrick (Debra), and Dan (Lisa) Heffernan; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter named in her honor.

Visitation: Friday, June 11, 2021, from 9:15-10:15 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 430 Valleybrook Rd., Glen Mills, PA 19342. Funeral Mass: Friday, June 11, 2021, at 10:30 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Inurnment: Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble, TX.

Memorial donations in Nell’s name may be made to Ministry of Caring at Condolences:


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St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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Begins: Jun 11, 2021 10:30am - 11:15am

430 Valleybrook Road

Glen Mills, PA 19342


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Bill Hartman says:

Submitted on: Jun 15, 2021

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. We lived on the street behind the Langlinais Family (her mother and dad) in San Antonio, Texas. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill Hartman.

Judy & Maged Fawzi says:

Submitted on: Jun 14, 2021

Our sincere sympathy at losing a wonderful 5th floor neighbor. We always enjoyed visiting with Nell & will miss her. May you all have the support & love of others during this sad time.

John Filicko says:

Submitted on: Jun 10, 2021

sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. she was my friend and neighbor for the past ten years at Maris Grove, I am John from across rthe hall.

Pat Reagin says:

Submitted on: Jun 10, 2021

To the Heffernan Family: I was so sorry to hear of Nell's passing. Perhaps you Heffernan kids will remember some of us from the "old Darkwood days." My kids are Bret, Shawna and Corey. That's a great picture on the web page and brought back memories. Stay strong.

Shawna L. Reagin says:

Submitted on: Jun 09, 2021

Dear Kevin, Patrick & Dan - I was so sorry to read today of your Mom's passing. (If you don't remember me, I'm one of the old Darkwood gang.) It sounds as though your Mom led a good, rich life, & that you all gave her lots of kids to love. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Take care.

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