Martha Heaphy

Martha Heaphy, 89, formerly of West Bloomfield, Tucson and most recently Chicago, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 26, 2017. She will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing her, but mostly by her children John (Colette) Heaphy, Catherine (Ray) DeThorne and Barbara (Richard) Murphy. Martha will miss them all, but probably not as much as she will miss her grandchildren Patrick, Lindsay, Madeline, Matthew, Michelle, Maureen, Rich, Catie and Betsy for whom her love was boundless. In lieu of cards or flowers we would ask that you make donations to The Alzheimer’s Association, 8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or, in recognition of her work as a teacher, please donate to in order to help fund projects for individual schools in need. Funeral and Interment Private. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd. 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jackie DeThorne, Sr. condolence:

    What a lovely picture. That’s just the way I remember her.

  2. Tom Rockwell condolence:

    Susan and I have many pleasant memories of Martha and Jack.

  3. Jim and Nancy Hannah condolence:

    I wish we had met your mother — think she would have been a lovely person to know.

  4. Lisa and Jay Asquini condolence:

    Dear John, Colette, Cathy, Ray, Barb, Richard and children.
    Jay, Tino and I send you our deepest sympathy. Your mom was clever, sweet and had such a fun personality. I can still hear her laugh.
    Warm hugs and love to you all from our family.

  5. Elaine Rosati condolence:

    To all Martha’s children and grandchildren. I am a Sorority Sister of your dear Mother and Grandmother. We enjoyed our college years together with Doris Kay Boyajian – a special trio. In fact they gave a wedding shower for Tony and me. We ended up in later years living in West Bloomfield near each other and because Tony and Jack were attorneys, we participated in Legal Bar parties – one memorable one at which Martha kept offering Tony different liquors which resulted in a very painful next day. My daughter, Carol, was in high school with you John and thought you were cool. Martha was a beautiful, warm lady and it was a special pleasure to know her. My blessings to all.

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