Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Helen passing away. I worked with Helen over 30 years ago and we remained friends. I am sad that we were not able to see each other over the past 18 months because of the lockdowns. When we did see Helen she would always tell us what was going on with her children and grandchildren. She was so happy that Melissa was able to retire and start enjoying other things in life and she always worried that Marsha was working too hard. She was also a good listener and anxious to hear about what was going on in our lives. I think she was the nicest person that I've ever met. I will miss her. I will always remember that smile.

Posted by Maureen Davis - Friend   September 16, 2021


My husband Roger & I loved Helen. We met her at Shannondell because she organized the Brighton House 2nd Floor weekly dinners. And organize she did! Her apartment was always cozy and neat as a pin. Helen took ballroom dancing lessons and sang with the Shannondell Singers. She loved to read the sports page of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Helen dressed beautifully. She loved to laugh and we loved laughing with her. She could make you feel so good with every single 'Helen greeting.' Helen was always "sharp as a tack" and will be sorely missed. What a Love she was. She did so much to make her friends and family proud.

Posted by Carol Curran Curran - Audubon, PA - Neighbor   September 16, 2021

I met Helen at Shannondell in April, 2017, and we became friends immediately. We went to dinners, dance parties and dance classes. She would often comment that she felt like she was in heaven when she was dancing with our dance instructor Carlos. I liked dancing with Carlos, but never felt like I was in heaven! On numerous occasions after dinner when we were walking back to our units, we would crack up over a comment one of us had made. We would laugh so hard our stomachs ached. I am glad that my daughter Kathy got to meet her when Helen, Melissa and Kathy, of course, took me to the Philadelphia Country Club for lunch on 3/31 for my 83rd birthday celebration. What a joyful time we had. I am sad that I wasn't able to help Helen more in the last few months of her life. The only things I could do was to pick up her mail and dinners, the last one being on Labor Day. Helen was the sweetest and kindest friend I have ever known and she felt like a sister to me. I can only say that there is one more angel in heaven watching over us and that is Helen Moran. Rest In Peace, I love and miss you!

Posted by Joyce Cortese - Audubon, PA - Friend   September 13, 2021