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Martha Varney Hefferon
Service: To be announced at a later date
Location: Arlington National Cemetery

Martha Varney Hefferon, 89, of Rockville, MD passed away quietly at her home on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. Daughter of Dominic and Mary (Villano) Varney, born in Birdsboro, PA, on August 28, 1927.

She had been navigating the world with grace with a little dementia for the past couple of years, had a bout of dehydration and then a fall. She was put in the wonderful and caring hands of Montgomery Hospice, in Montgomery County Maryland for end of life care. 

She will be laid to rest with her husband Francis James Hefferon, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a future date.

She graduated from Birdsboro High School May 1945, soon thereafter departed Burks county, to go to work for the Department of Defense, where she worked as a civilian for the National Security Agency in Frankfurt, Germany after the war. Upon returning to Washington DC she met her husband and was married for nearly 50 years.  In that time, she raised a family and would later start a company that contracted with Hekimian Laboratories in Rockville, MD.

She was a loving friend to all, as well as a prolific writer and even though she moved away from Reading, PA many decades ago, she kept in contact with many old friends and always considered Reading home.  Her only request of family was that her Obituary be put in the Reading Eagle. (Mission accomplished)

Son, Steven P. Hefferon

Daughter-in-law, Kellie Hefferon

Granddaughter, Jessica Hefferon

Sister, Maria Althouse, Reading, PA

Brother-in-law Roger Althouse, Reading, PA

Brother, Donald Varney, Ithaca, NY

Brother-in-law Arthur Hefferon, Shadyside, MD

And, many nieces and nephews.

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