Helen Frances McFarland, age 100, of Leland, died on Friday, November 15, 2013 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
She was born on June 27, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York to the late William F. and Helen A. Turnbull.
As a very devoted Irish Catholic, Helen was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was very active with the Long Island Senior Citizens Club, running all of their trips and luncheons. Helen was also a member of the Rosary Society of Long Island. She was an avid traveler and loved gardening.
In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edwin Spencer McFarland, grandsons, Davin Rogers and Kevin McFarland, and sisters, Violet Tobin and Lillie Thomas.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Rogers; son, Richard McFarland and wife Paula, all of Leland; grandchildren, Brendan Rogers, Suellen Durdaller and husband John, Christopher McFarland and wife Wendy, and Liam McFarland and wife Melissa; and great-grandchildren, David, Julia, Alyssa, Sean, Micaela and Patrick.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. The family will be receiving friends from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1404 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099