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Helene M. Hofmeister

Obituary for Helene M. Hofmeister

August 30, 1943 - April 28, 2018
Levittown, Pennsylvania | Age 74


Helene M. Hofmeister, of Levittown, passed away into God's loving care on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 74 years old. Helene was born on August 30, 1943 to John and Margaret (nee Razler) McElwee in Philadelphia. She was the beloved wife of George T. Hofmeister, Sr. and together they shared 50 years of marriage. Helene graduated from Bishop Egan High School in 1961 and attended Immaculata University and Bucks County Community College. She taught fourth grade from 1961 to 1965 at Our Lady of Grace School in Penndel, was a manager at Bell Telephone and later worked for 20 years as a realtor with Century 21 and ReMax. In her free time Helene enjoyed crocheting, and especially loved making blankets for friends and family and caps for newborns in hospitals. She also enjoyed reading, watching old movies, especially musicals, and trips to the mountains with her family.

In addition to her devoted husband George, Helene is survived by her three loving children; Kristina H. Attryde (David), Amanda L. Barner (John), and George T. Hofmeister, Jr. (Allison) as well as six grandchildren; Michael, Colin, Ethan, Eric, Bradford, and Emily. Helene is survived also by two sisters, Margaret Maccabee and Mary Ann Weidner. She is predeceased by two grandsons; Stephen and Ryan as well as three siblings; Philip McElwee, Jasper McElwee, and Regina McElwee.

Relatives and friends are invited to Helene's Life Celebration on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Swartz-Givnish of Newtown, 323 East Washington Ave. Newtown PA, 18940 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Queen of the Universe Church, 2443 Trenton Rd. Levittown PA, 19056 followed by her funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Washington Crossing National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Please arrive at the cemetery office at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Helene's name may be made to the Alla Bogomolnaya Fund for Colon Cancer Research at this web address

Family services are entrusted under the care of Swartz-Givnish of Newtown, 215-968-3891. To share your fondest memory of Helene, please visit

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