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Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, we are taking precautionary measures.


Helen M. Desmond (nee Sergeant), our angel here on earth, passed away on April 27, 2020 in West Chester, PA.  Formerly of River Edge, NJ she was born on June 23, 1928 in Little Ferry, NJ to the late Judd and Lillian (Lamb) Sergeant.  She leaves behind her children: Lillian Miller, John Desmond (Diane), Janet Haney (Bill), Anne Desmond and Robert Desmond (Sharon), and her grandchildren Shannon and Riley Miller; Colin and Jack Desmond; Luke, Claire and Emma Haney; and Ryan and Shane Desmond.  She was predeceased by her son Jerome, grandson Christian Miller, sister Gladys and brother Judd Jr.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in Helen’s memory may be made to:

Caring Fund at Barclay Friends (in memory of Helen Desmond), 700 North Franklin Street, West Chester, PA 19380

(or on-line at


Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing, Holy Name Medical Center , Sister Claire Tynan School of Nursing, 333 Hudson Terrace, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, Attn:  Donna M. Penn


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