Sr. Helen Hartnett FMA

Dec 2, 2023 13:48 By receptionradiokerry
Sr. Helen Hartnett FMA

Sr. Helen Hartnett FMA, Salesian Sisters, Caherdavin, Limerick. Formerly of Granagh, Derraulin, Bruree, Listowel and Johannesburg South Africia. December 2nd 2023 peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff at Milford Care Centre. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Patrick and brother-in-law Kevin. She will be sadly missed by her sisters Carmel, Vera, Nora and her brother Dan, her nieces and nephews Annmarie, Jennifer, Maryellen, Patrick, Dominic, Eamon, James and Patrick, grandnieces and grandnephews, sister-in-law Maureen, brother-in-law Kevin, relatives and friends and her Salesian Sisters in Ireland and South Africia.

Reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home, Thomas Street this Sunday (3rd December) from 4pm to 6pm. Funeral arriving at Christ the King Church, Caherdavin on Monday (4th December) for Requiem Mass at 11am followed by burial in Tournafulla Cemetery Co. Limerick.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Milford Care Centre.


Sr. Helen’s Requiem Mass will be live-streamed on

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Thomas McEllistrim

Dec 2, 2023 15:42

Sorry for your loss!

Ana Maria FMA

Dec 4, 2023 08:29

We thank God for the life of SR Helen, her missionary life in South Africa was serving the poorest of the poor families. RIP dear Helen.

Pamela Khumalo

Dec 4, 2023 08:30

May her beautiful soul rest in peace, I have lost a mentor and a mother, she touched my life so many times. She may be gone but she will never be forgotten. Till we meet again , pray for us Sr Helen. From Pamela Mary help of Christians Johannesburg.

Sr Marie Claire Jean

Dec 4, 2023 10:21

My sincere condolences to the FMA of the Irish and AFM provinces in this sorrowful circumstance of the passing of our dear Sister Helen. She remains for whom she lived with as an authentic daughter of Mary Help of Christians, loving the poorest of the society and living poverty as a choice to make God known and serve Him as Jésus commanded. Thanks Sr Helen! May your soul rest in the peace and love of God🙏😇

Sr. Prisca Mwila FMA

Dec 4, 2023 10:34

A humble soul has gone to the Lord. May you continue to rest in peace Sr. Helen. Pray for us to the Lord.

Sr Glenda Musonda

Dec 4, 2023 10:36

Thank you for your loving presence, and for serving Christ till your last breath. You will be greatly missed. The AFM from of Zambia, South Africa and Lesotho will miss you. Rest in the peace of Christ

Sr. Florence

Dec 4, 2023 10:39

on behalf of Don Bosco delft skills training Centre students and staff we would like to send our condolences and deepest sympathy to the friends and family we share youre pain and just know you are not alone may the lord god give you strength and courage in this time of grieve and bless you abundantly

Veronica Smith

Dec 4, 2023 10:59

My sincere condolences to the family of Sr Helen , may her soul rest in peace, Amen.

Salesian Sisters South Africa

Dec 4, 2023 11:13

Condolences to Sr Helen's family and friends. close to the Salesian sisters in Ireland.

sr. Chanda Nsofwa FMA

Dec 4, 2023 11:27

May the soul of sr. Hellen rest in eternal Peace. United in prayer.


Dec 4, 2023 11:29

Dear Sr Helen Thank you for all I learnt from you during my tenure as principal of Mary Help of Christians. The memory of your bright smile each Monday morning remains with me. May your soul rest in peace Velda

Mary Ngoma aspirant

Dec 4, 2023 11:37

May her soul continue resting in peace....pray for us

Sr Chisanga Evelyn

Dec 4, 2023 11:50

We thank God for allowing us to share life with you. May your soul Sr Helen rest in God's eternal peace.

Babalwa Saffa

Dec 4, 2023 11:52

Sr. Thank you for all you have done for me and my child! Your love and support for us really changed the landscape and trajectory of my life! Thank you for treating me with dignity and respect! thank you for the many opportunities you laid for me ! You were a mother to me , irrespective of social standing and colour!

Sr Ana Mercedes Henríquez

Dec 4, 2023 12:21

My deepest condolences. I lived with sr Helen when I worked in South Africa. She was a Humble person totally dedicated to the mission. She loved the poor with the heart of a great missionary and, in community,she was a true friend. I pray for her eternal rest. I know we will miss her dearly

Nancy Chowthree

Dec 4, 2023 12:29

May Sister Helen rest in eternal glory. She was a humble and caring soul, very dedicated to her calling and true to the end. Rest in peace Sister Helen


Dec 4, 2023 12:39

Condolences to the family. A life generously given. Thank you Sr Helen. MHSRIEP.

Eugenia Grobler

Dec 4, 2023 13:16

On behalf of St John Bosco Robertsham Catechists/Coordinators our humble and heartfelt condolences to the family of Sister Helen. Thank you for your loving presence among the confirmation children and Catechists. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

Samantha southee and family

Dec 15, 2023 13:24

We are so sorry hear your passing sister Helen condolences to u and your family and said a special pray to u

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