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Ellen Halpin, 72, Yonkers Resident

YONKERS, N.Y. – Ellen Halpin (Hegarty) of Yonkers died Friday, Feb. 19, while vacationing in New Jersey with her husband. She was 72.

She was born to Patrick and Elizabeth Hegarty in the Bronx on Dec. 24, 1943. She was a respected and longtime employee of the literacy program at Lehman College. She enjoyed her Irish heritage, music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

She will be missed by her husband, Michael; her sister Patricia (Richard) Allen; her niece Christine (Ed) Barrett and family, nephews Stephen (Janine) Allen and family, and Kevin; and her many relatives and friends.

Visiting hours will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at David J. Hodder and Son Funeral Home, 899 McLean Ave., Yonkers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10:45 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, Yonkers. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are appreciated.

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