Maureen M. Heistand

  • Born: October 19, 1952
  • Died: January 9, 2020
  • Location: Glenolden, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Maureen M. Heistand, of Glenolden, PA passed away January 9, 2020 at the age of 67 at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Survived by her beloved husband Joseph; loving children Brian (Megan), Karen (Vince) Ambrosine, Tracy (Dan) Doherty, Alison (Joe) Larkin and Denise (Brad) Flexon. Grandmother to 7 granddaughters and 7 grandsons. Also survived by her mother Margaret (Peggy), sisters Margaret Dietzmann and Mary, brothers James, Dan & Joe and many nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her father James Breslin.

Maureen loved her big family dearly as they were her pride & joy. Her family grew quite a bit in the last 17 years with five weddings and the birth of 14 grandkids. Maureen was proud to have graduated from West Catholic Girls HS 50 years ago and St. Joseph's University in 2010. She worked at Glenmede Trust Company for 25 years and retired from there in 2017. In December 2015, Maureen received a lung transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and considered it the greatest gift she ever received. She never took that gift for granted and lived life to the fullest. Maureen loved to travel, read books and vacation in the Outer Banks with her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Wednesday, January 15 from 7:00-9:00 PM at Cavanagh Family Funeral Home, 301 Chester Pike Norwood, PA 19074. Another visitation will take place Thursday, January 16 10:00-11:00 AM in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive Secane, PA 19018. Mass will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Gift of Life Donor Program 401 N 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123. https://www.donors1.org/