Helen Hagerty Warfel

April 3, 1918 - October 7, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 99 Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend

Helen Louise Hagerty Warfel, age 99, of Kennett Square passed away peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Linden Hall of The Friends Home of Kennett Square.

Born in Hockessin, Delaware on April 3rd, 1918, Helen was the daughter of Frank T. Hagerty and Maud Moore Hagerty. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold F. Hagerty, of Wilmington, Delaware.

She was the wife of the late William D. Warfel  Jr.. Both were 1936 graduates of Kennett High School and attended Goldey Business. They were married May 29, 1941. Helen became a bookkeeper and retired at the age of 70 from C&R Antonini’s.

She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square. She was also a lifetime member of the Kennett Grange and Kennett Senior Center.

She enjoyed painting, reading, doing puzzles and spending time at her cottage at White Crystal Beach in Maryland.

Helen is survived by two daughters, Patricia Warfel Hoffecker of Kennett Square, PA and Judith Warfel Hart and her husband James of Exton, PA;  three grandchildren, Kristin Hart Scatamacchia of Fleetwood, Pa., Keith W. Hart of Downingtown, Pa and Helicia Hoffecker of Kennett Square, PA. . Helen was Nana to 9 great-grandchildren and one 1 great-great- grandson.

Friends and family are invited to visit with her family from 10:00 to 10:30 on Monday morning, October 16, 2017, at The Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square, 211 South Broad Street, Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 10:30.  Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square, PA.

Helen enjoyed living the last nine years of her life living, singing, playing and talking with friends in The Friend’s Home in Kennett Square.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Friends Home in Kennett, 147 West State Street, Kennett Square, Pa., 19341.

To view her on line tribute, and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time.

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Memorial Donations

The Friends Home

147 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348



October 16, 2017 10:00-10:30 The Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square
211 South Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

October 16, 2017 10:30 The Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square
211 South Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA


October 16, 2017 Union Hill Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Pat and family:
    I will always remember your mother’s kind hospitality to me when you and I were dating back in the middle 60’s. She always made me fell welcome.

    Burton Keeble | October 13, 2019 at 9:42 PM
  2. Judy and Family,
    We were so sad to hear of Helen’s passing.
    I have enjoyed spending time with her over the years, and most recently chatting with her at Friends when my mom was there.
    What a sweet, talented lady. She will be missed.
    Claudia and Kent Hidell

    Claudia | October 12, 2017 at 10:53 AM

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