Joseph N. Henderson

May 30 1927
Apr 18 2021
93 Years
Atglen, Pennsylvania

Joseph N. Henderson, 93, of Atglen, passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021 surrounded by loved ones.  He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret (Brady) Henderson who died in 2001. They shared 54 years of marriage together. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late John Henderson and Johanna Roche Henderson. He was preceded in death by two siblings; Anna Huhn and John Henderson.

Joe attended West Catholic High School in Philadelphia. He was employed for 44 years as a pipe fitter with the Steam Fitters Local Union 420 of Philadelphia retiring in 1989. During his career he helped build the Nuclear Power Plant in Limerick, PA and the Veteran's Stadium.  Joe volunteered at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital and the Chester County Senior Golf Tournament.  

Joe was a 30 year resident of Atglen and a faithful member of Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church in Parkesburg. He was also a member of Council 3132 Knights of Columbus in Upper Darby where he served as the Grand Knight.  He was a member of Men of Malvern for 70 years and served as the Thanksgiving Retreat Captain from 1980-2010.  

He was preceded in death by one son Joseph M. Henderson (Martha) of Levittown, PA.  He is survived by three children; Margaret Mullarkey (the late James) of Palm Coast, FL, John J. Henderson (Elaine) of West Berlin, NJ and Thomas M. Henderson (Geri) of Atglen, PA.  16 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 W. 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM with a viewing at the church from 9:30 AM to the time of the service. Burial will follow at Our Lady of the Seven Dolors Cemetery, Parkesburg, PA. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Malvern Retreat House, 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern, PA 19355.

In order to protect those at-risk, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing while at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Apr 23 2021 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church


Dear Family, Please know you are being thought of with the loss of dear Joe. I have enjoyed knowing him over many years and of course keeping Life Savers on hand so he could fill his pockets with them after each visit. Lisa

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Henderson family,

So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe's passing. I will always have fond memories of him when he and Aunt Peg would come to Florida for a visit. My thoughts and prayers are with the Henderson family.

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Mm name is Fr. Jim and I am the rector at the Malvern Retreat House. I just wanted to express my sorrow over the loss of Tom. His seventy years as a retreatant and thirty years of service and leadership are deeply appreciated by the Retreat House and all those people he touched. I already have a funeral Friday morning so I will not be able to atend but i will be praying for Tom and his family. Sincerely. Fr. Jim Mc Guinn

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SK Tom Henderson and family, once again please accept my condolences on behalf of the entire Chester County Assembly #1873 on the loss of your family members this month. You and your loved ones are in our prayers. Vivat Jesus!

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