The Obit For Bernie Healey

Bernard F. Healey

Published in The Republican on May 21, 2010

Bernard F. Healy, age 93, of Holyoke, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at Mary's Meadow. He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Jeremiah and Katherine (Grady) Healy and was a 1935 graduate of the former St. Jerome High School.

Bernie was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, and had worked at National Blank Book Company. He was a 30 year Letter Carrier with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1980.

Bernie had played minor league baseball in Maryland from 1938 to 1939 and was a former baseball and basketball coach at St. Jerome High School. He was a member of Holyoke Knights of Columbus Council 90 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization.

Bernie is survived by his wife of 69 years, Marina (Barrett) Healy, a daughter, Anne C. Tucker and her husband Tom of Holyoke, three sons, Francis X. Healy and his wife Gloria of Holyoke, Bernard P. Healy and his wife Mary of Holyoke, and Patrick J. Healy of Westfield, 11 grandchildren, Joanne O'Toole of West Springfield, Michael Tucker of South Hadley, Daniel Tucker of Sandwich, Deborah Gilmore and Kara Dahn, both of Newburyport, Matthew Healy of Quincy, John Healy of Holyoke, Patrick Healy of Drexel, PA, Michael Healy of Woburn, MA, and Patrick and Brendan Healy, both of Boston, 17 great-grandchildren and three nieces.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Marina Healy, three brothers, Francis, Daniel and John Healy, and three sisters, Mildred Dwyer, Anna Healy, and Mary Walsh.

Funeral will be held Monday morning at 9:00 from the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, Holyoke followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick Chapel of St. Jerome Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Jerome Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marina Healy Memorial Fund (to benefit the Sullivan School Library), c/o Holyoke Credit Union, 490 Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 or to Jericho, P.O. Box 1039, Holyoke, MA 01041.