Marie LOURIE Delourde Heffernan

April 24, 1957November 6, 2010

Marie Delourde “Lourie” Heffernan age 53, of Yonkers, NY passed away Saturday, November 6 after a long illness. Marie was born on April 24, 1957 in Yonkers, NY. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and attended New York University. Marie began her career with Continental Grain in NY, and, after returning from living abroad, worked at A&E Network for 5 years. Marie was a person with many interests, skills and a love and ease for languages. She spoke Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek and German. An amateur photographer, she captured the essence of a trip to India in the 1970s with a discerning eye. India had a profound effect in shaping her view of life. She was a keen observer of current events, believed in a universal equality and expressed this in her love for all living things, especially birds. She admired art, music, poetry, classical concerts, Indian and Japanese cuisines, all of which she was quite knowledgeable. She enjoyed reading, writing, flowers, incense, candles and taking long daily walks. Those who knew her will miss her sharp wit and intelligence, great sense of humor and contagious laugh. Marie’s most precious quality was her kindness and genuine love for all people, especially her family and friends. Loving daughter to the late Bob Heffernan and Genevieve McGinnis Heffernan, Marie is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Roger Manco of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, her sister Moira Heffernan Salvatore of Yonkers, NY, her brother and sister-in-law, Rob and Donna Heffernan of Fairlawn, New Jersey, her brother Paul Heffernan of Yonkers, NY., her uncle Bill McGinnis and his wife Agnes of Mentor, Ohio. Marie is beloved aunt of Genevieve Manco of Denver, CO and Colette Manco of Santa Ana, CA Family will receive friends at the Whalen and Ball Funeral Home on Friday, November 12 from 7-9PM. A memorial service will be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Notre Dame India Mission, 13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, OH 44024 WHALEN & BALL FUNERAL HOME 168 Park Ave., Yonkers (914) 965-5488


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, November 12, 2010

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Vicki Mooney

December 22, 2010

The love glows all around her and around all the family in every snapshot in the lovely photo tribute. I would have enjoyed knowing her as much as I enjoy her sister. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary Altenpohl

November 30, 2010

My condolences to Marie's family and friends. We were neighbors and fellow birders and I'll miss her and her delightful musical laugh.

Debbi Dolan

November 29, 2010

Rob, Donna, Julie, Roger, Paul and Moira, our hearts go out to yours. The photos reflect the closeness of your family and the beautiful exuberance of Laurie, and the bio her many shining facets.

November 14, 2010

I am very sorry for the loss of this precious woman. My prayers go out to the family and friends that knew and loved Marie.