Born in County Longford, Ireland in 1941, "Aunt Ollie" was the 9th, out of 10 children born into the loving family of Joseph and Mary Mahedy Hevehan.
After emigrating to the U.S. in 1962, Aunt Ollie settled in Jersey City, NJ and enjoyed a 30+ year career at Daniel F. Young, Inc. as an import/export specialist on the Guinness account. After retiring, Aunt Ollie moved to Easton, PA where she was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church. An avid reader and gamer, Aunt Ollie was a Nintendo DS master. She traveled the world and took frequent trips back to Ireland and England to visit family, drink tea (only from a china cup), and play cards nonstop. If she wasn't traveling abroad, you could find her at the casino in Las Vegas and in Bethlehem, PA. Slots were her game of choice and she never wasted precious gambling time to take a break to eat. By far, Christmas was her favorite season, with a miniature holiday village under her tree that would rival any NYC department store holiday window. But what did Aunt Ollie value most? That's easy- her family. Specifically, her 9 siblings, which were, Deceased Patrick and Michael Heavey, Gretta and Philomena.
She is survived by her siblings, Celine, Julie of England, Mary of Easton, Pa., Gemma of Ireland and Elizabeth of New Jersey, 28 nieces and nephews, and all of their children. Somehow, she made each one feel unique, special and unconditionally loved. Aunt Ollie's warmth, sense of humor and sparkling blue eyes will help keep her memory alive for all who loved her.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, December, 12, 2020 from 8:45AM to 9:45AM at The Finegan Funeral Home, 4080 William Penn Highway, Palmer Twp., Pa., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, 4049 Hartley Ave. Easton, Pa. 18045. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in N. Arlington, NJ, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in memory of Ellen to St. Luke's Cancer Center, 1872 St. Luke's Blvd. Easton, Pa. 18045 or to the church.