Helen C. Hurley

Helen C. Hurley, nee Foley, age 79, passed peacefully at home surrounded by her family, longtime resident of Berkeley, Dance Director of 32 years for Memorial Park District, longtime volunteer Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; beloved wife of Patrick; loving mother of Patrick K. (Ellen) Hurley, Christine M. Morias, Elise A. (James) Flynn, and Michael T. (Kristine) Hurley; proud grandmother of Patrick B. (Rachel) Hurley, Erin (Jarred) Cannon, Amanda (Nicholas) Catanese, Kevin J. and Matthew J. Flynn, and Andrew M. and Nathan P. Hurley; cherished great-grandmother of Aiden Cannon, Patrick J. and Liam Hurley; dear sister of Cay (the late Pat) Calcagno and the late Jeanne (the late Tom) Klein and Jule (the late Frank) Fantetti; fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and beloved dance teacher of thousands. Visitation Thursday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at Saint Domitilla Catholic Church, Hillside. Interment Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organization for Autism Research, 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com


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VISITATION

Thursday

Jan

17

3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

VISITATION

Friday

Jan

18

8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

FUNERAL SERVICE

Friday

Jan

18

10:00 a.m. at
Saint Domitilla Catholic Church
4940 Washington
Hillside, IL

INTERMENT

Friday

Jan

18

Following Mass
Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery
1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the

Organization for Autism Research, 2000 N. 14th Street, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201.

19 comments on “Helen C. Hurley
  1. Diane Fantetti says:

    I know my Mom and Aunt Jean are happy to be reunited with you. God bless you all, diane

  2. Russ & Sue Latham says:

    With sincere sympathy in the loss of Nana. Prayers being said for your family. ❤️

  3. Pat & Bob Kuceba says:

    Chris, so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in our prayers.
    Pat & Bob

  4. Debby Klein Barbero says:

    Fantastic woman that inspired and changed lives of so many, through her love of dance. We will miss your incredible sense of humor, Aunt Helen. We love you❤️

  5. Liz says:

    It is so hard to have a loved one pass away. Condolences to you and your family. Love Bill and Liz California Kleins

  6. Sam McMillan says:

    Mike and family – Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family tonight – McMillan family and the entire DA SE team

  7. Pam Monaghan says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Jeninne Hixson Rusike says:

    You were my only dance instructer since the age of 3. My pirouettes were always off but you insisted that I keep trying… and I’ve kept that drive for the last 36 years. God just received the best dancer….. Rest well Mrs. Hurley

  9. Alayna johnson says:

    To Diane and family I am praying for you. Be at peace and stay in unity as much as possible but honors your loved ones.

  10. Dawn Doran says:

    Dawn Doran Bullock
    I remember dancing many times to the Good Ship Lolly pop. Took baton also. She had the patients of a saint. Now you are dancing with the Angel’s. So many good memories.

  11. Pat & Bob Kuceba says:

    Chris,
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    You & your father & the rest of your family will be in our prayers.
    Love, Pat & Bob

  12. Debbie Cherry-Crowe says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Hurley. She had been my dance teacher many, many years ago. Those were such fond memories. Praying for comfort and peace for all If her family and friends.

  13. The Wes Knodle family says:

    Our love and sympathy to you all! At least Helen is no longer suffering.

  14. Wes Knodle Family says:

    Our love and sympathy to you all. Her suffering is over.

  15. Marva Walker was the says:

    My sincere condolences to the family, friends and former dance students of Mrs Hurley . She was
    always so kind and nice. She will be missed by all that knew her . John 5:28-29, Revelation 21:3-4

  16. Janice Mc Kay says:

    It’s hard to say good bye to someone who has meant so much to many, but remembered so well.

  17. David Walsh says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  18. Ginni Latham says:

    Always being in the company of Nana Hurley and enjoying laughs with her. She will be missed at all the future gettigethers. Condolences and prayers for all the loved Nana.

    Love, Ginni

  19. Rachelle Stewart says:

    To the entire Family, thank you for ‘loaning’ Mrs. Hurley to our community. Her contribution of dance instruction is simply priceless! May God grant you peace and a lifetime of fond memories.

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