Helen McGreevy

Helen McGreevy

April 18, 1923 - December 29, 2022

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Helen D. McGreevy

Helen D. McGreevy passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 29, in her home at 79 Ontario Street in Lockport. She was 99.

Helen was born in Lockport on April 18, 1923, the daughter of Elizabeth (Madden) and Bernard Dugan of Hawley Street. She attended St. Patrick's Grade School, Lockport Senior High School, and St. Joseph's Academy. She married John William (Bill) McGreevy on August 4, 1945. They were married 46 years prior to his passing in 1991.

She worked as a secretary at Harrison Radiator, and as an administrative assistant for a tax and accounting business, among other pursuits.

Helen gave birth to nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, her sisters (Margaret, Jane, and Catherine) and her brother Bernard, as well as four of her own children (Mary Anne, Kathleen, Therese, and Martin). She is survived by five of her children: Patrick (of Massachusetts), Francis (of Clarence Center), Thomas (of Florida), Joseph (of Clarence Center), and Michelle Waple (of Lockport) and their respective spouses Elizabeth, Anne, Cathleen, and Mark. Also surviving Helen are 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Helen nurtured a household of ten, and spread her care to a vast extended family and beyond. She took her citizenship very seriously and was not shy about expressing her perspective. She kept reading and learning her entire life and developed a particular interest and expertise in naturalistic approaches to health. She was deeply committed to prayer, keeping in mind her extensive family and friends. Her Christian faith was very important to her.

Visiting Hours will be held at Taylor and Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. There will be a Funeral Mass at 1 pm on Thursday, January 5, at All Saints Catholic Church, (Formerly St. Patrick's where Helen was a parishioner her entire life). A reception will follow at 80 Main from 230-5:30 pm.


  1. Fr. David Whalen OSFS on December 31, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    I send my deepest condolences to the McGreevy family at the death of this wonderful woman!

  2. Kathy Skipper on January 1, 2023 at 11:44 am

    My love goes out too you and your family. No matter her age, she will be missed by so many family members. I pray for peace for the soul and that she be wrapped in the Mantle of God’s love.

  3. Dan McDonough on January 2, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    What a sweet Lady. She put up with us guys with such patience and kindness. What a great role model she was and a great family. My condolences to you all.

  4. Kay shanley on January 3, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    Michelle & family. So sorry for your loss. Helen was a great lady. Our thoughts & prayers for all.😘🙏 Kay & Dick

  5. Debra & Michael Allport on January 5, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Tom & Family,

    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Your mom was a very, very special lady. Sending you our love and prayers,

    Mike & Deb Allport

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