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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

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Published in Express-News on Jun. 8, 2021.
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June 12, 2021
Honor her memory, celebrate her spirit and spunk, and remember a life well lived. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs!
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June 9, 2021
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June 8, 2021
To the Heffernan family from the Ministry of Caring 'family': Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Thank you for remembering Nell's life by caring for the poorest among us. We are very grateful.
May your wonderful memories of happy family times bring you comfort and may God's love give you peace.

Psalm 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Br. Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap.
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