Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
December 10, 2018
Tuesday’s Courier with photo
Helen Patricia Antonelly (Magsam) Peacefully passed into the hands of her Lord on December 10, 2018 at the age of 74. She was met at the gates of Heaven by the many loved ones who preceded her in death: her parents, Harry and Nora; brothers William, Harry, John and Francis and sister Claire. She is celebrated on Earth by her beloved husband of 55 years, Anthony Antonelly, who fell in love at first sight the day they met on the trolley. She leaves behind her four children, Tony (Eileen) Antonelly, Robin (David) Cahill, Dana (Evan) Pillinger and Christi Antonelly, her 10 grandchildren Ryan, Vincent, Christopher, Kelli-Ann, Alyssa, Megan, Brianna, Brendon, Lexi and Zoë and her spicy sisters Nora Callahan, June Windish and Grace Horton. Neal Peart stated that, “A measure of a life is a measure of love and respect.” By that standard, Helen lived a life that exceeded any unit of measure. She battled strife and illness with an indomitable spirit and expressed love for her family, friends and Lord. Cancer was no match for Helen. Her spirit prevailed, treating each day of her last weeks as a wonderful gift that included happy smiles, sweet hugs, Bullwinkle sound effects and sneaky “zerberts” for all. She lived each day on her own terms, with a twinkle in her eye, sass in her demeanor and Abbey, Buttercup and St. Joe providing entertainment. Helen’s spirit lives on in all who have had the blessing of knowing her and spending time in her presence. A special thank you to the Abington Warminster Hospice Center whose caring staff ensured that all her wishes were granted, living her final days supported, comfortable and loved. The party in 312 may have moved to higher ground, but the memories endure. God Speed, Helen.
Family and friends will be received at Assumption B.V.M. Church 1900 Meadowbrook Rd., Feasterville, PA 19053 on Thursday December 13, 2018 10:00 am to Noon, with her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon. Her interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery.