Helen (nee Milakeve) Moran

  • Born: April 8, 1927
  • Died: September 8, 2021
  • Location: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Bernadette Moran passed away peacefully on September 8, 2021. Born on April 8, 1927 in West Conshohocken she was the beloved daughter to the late Michael and Pauline Milakeve (nee Yablonsky).
Upon graduating West Conshohocken High School, Helen went on to marry the love of her life the late John Moran and their family blossomed. Helen was a devoted wife, cherished mother to Marcia deLeyer (Johannis) and Melissa Meyer, dear grandmother to Michaela, Andreas, and Helena, and friend to many. She is preceded in death by her siblings Josephine, John, Albert, Laura, Dorothy, Frances, Adam and Jeanne.
Relatives and friends are invited to Helen's Life Celebration on Thursday September 16, 2021 from 8:45 am to 9:45 am at Saint Teresa of Avila Church, 1260 S. Trooper Road, Norristown, PA 19403. Her Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 10 am. Inurnment is private.
Donations in Helen's memory can be made to Saint Teresa's at the above address.
To share your fondest memories of Helen, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 610-277-7000. Services to the family are entrusted to Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton.


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

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