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Obituary for Helen D. McGrath (Dougherty)

Helen D. McGrath, 82, of Bechtelsville, passed away March 1, 2019. She was the beloved wife of Leonard M. McGrath. They celebrated 63 years of marriage last June. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late James P. & Martha (Hagan) Dougherty. Helen served as the Office Manager for an OBGYN practice at Jeans Hospital in Philadelphia for over 20 years before retiring in 1999. After moving to Spring Valley Village in Bechtelsville, she helped to found the Spring Valley Village Residents Association where she served as the Social Director for many years. She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bally.
Surviving is a brother, William Dougherty, and his wife Mary, of Feasterville; her God daughter Joanne, wife of James Wilkinson, and beloved "NaiNai" to their children, Jaime and Jenni, of Barto; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by siblings: James, Charles, Joseph, Virginia, Anne & Edward.
All are invited to a viewing from 9:15 – 10:45 AM and a Funeral Mass at 11 AM on Saturday at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, in Bensalem, PA. The Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society ( or the American Heart Association ( Please visit her “Book of Memories” at