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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Heistand Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Long after St. Laurence, I was always happy to run into your mom on the bus on the way up West Chester Pike. She was a wonderful person.

Posted by Toni Amato - Wynnewood, PA - Family Friend   January 18, 2020


Heistand Family,
I am going to miss your lovely mother. Keep all the great memories close to your heart. Her kindness and bright smile were contagious.

Posted by Jackie Ritter - Family Friend   January 15, 2020

My prayers are with the family, Rest in peace, God bless

Posted by Joan Fletcher - Glenolden, PA - Friend   January 13, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your mother. My heartfelt condolences. Cyndi McCollum - Allergy/Asthma Access Center

Posted by Cynthia McCollum - Drexel Hill, PA - Coworker   January 13, 2020

Brian you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Leslie Bencloski - PA - Friend   January 13, 2020

Dear Joe, Brian, Karen, Tracy, Alison and Denise, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious mother. I remember her (and all of you) so well from your St. Laurence days. I don't think I ever saw your Mom without a snails on her face. She was truly a beautiful person, inside and out. Please be assured of my prayers. God bless you and May our Blessed Mother comfort you.

Posted by Jeannie McMahon - Cochranville, PA - Friend   January 11, 2020

Great friends growing up in south west phila .She will be missed by me

Posted by Debbie Ashbridge - Villas, NJ - Friend   January 11, 2020


Maureen, you are a great woman with a good heart. You were blessed with Joe, a loving husband, and a caring family. Rest in peace, all the suffering is over. Respectfully, Charlotte Gulla

Posted by Charlotte Gulla - Glenolden, PA - Neighbor   January 11, 2020


Maureen was a great neighbor. She was friendly, kind and just a really good person. My sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

Posted by Marilyn Lucianetti - broomall, PA - Neighbor   January 10, 2020

maureen was a beautiful person she will be missed most by her loving family. sincerlythe kane family

Posted by boots kane - Norwood, PA - Friend   January 10, 2020

I'm going to miss my best friend and sister but at least we had Christmas in Disney thanks to Kathy & Steve Kober

Posted by Margaret Dietxmann - Swarthmore, PA - Sister   January 10, 2020

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