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Valerie (Kearney) (Silva) Heneghan, age 58, on June 18, 2014, Valerie entered the gates of Heaven after fighting, and winning, her battle with Leukemia (AML) for 10 months. Valerie died peacefully, on her own terms, at home, with many of her family members present. She is survived by her husband of nearly 14 years, Brian P. Heneghan, whose devotion and strength was what Val always said was her rock. She is also survived by her child- ren, Matthew Silva and Adam Silva of Halifax, and her two step-children, Shannon Jutras of Foster, RI and John P. Heneghan of New York, NY. She also leaves behind her mother, Valerie Kearney of E. Bridgewater, her sisters, Susan Zaleznick (and husband, Edward) of Norton and Eileen Cardella of So. Easton, and her brother, Thomas Kearney (and wife, Margaret) of Brockton and several nieces and nephews. Born on May 4, 1956, Valerie was the daughter of Thomas (late) and Valerie Kearney. She was the former wife of James Silva of Abington. Valerie was born and raised in Brockton. She was a graduate of Brockton High School as well as the South Easton Dental Assistant School. At the time of her diagnosis, she was a dental assistant for Holly Tree Dental of Hanover where she made many wonderful friends. Valerie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and step-parent. She was beautiful, intelligent, energetic, fun-loving, and generous. She was grateful for the efforts of her doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Womens Hospital, through whose efforts her life was extended, and for the hospice services of Norwell VNA, whose caring and dedication allowed her to remain at home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 7 Mattakeesett Street, (Route 14), Pembroke, MA, on Monday, June 23, 2014, from 3:00- 8:00p.m. Funeral services at the Shepherd Funeral Home, Pembroke, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 8:00a.m., followed by her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 580 Monponsett Street, (Route 58), Halifax, at 9:00a.m. Interment services will be private. Donations may be made in Valeries name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Ins- titute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, www.dana-farber.org. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome. com. Shepherd Funeral Home Pembroke 781 293-6325

Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 20, 2014
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