Monday, December 19, 2016

In Memoriam

With utmost sorrow and grief, Lisa's family is updating her blog on her behalf with somber news. As many who were close to her already know, Lisa passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Lisa was surrounded by love with her husband, parents and four sisters by her side. In passing, she is reunited with her firstborn son, Rylan Cruz Dorantes Haffner. Lisa is greeted and welcomed into heaven by many other angels, including family, friends and former patients she cared for throughout her nursing career.

Lisa's warmth, humor, smile, spirit, kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity and overall grace will continue as an inspiration to all who have known her and who followed her journey through this blog.

All are welcome to celebrate Lisa on her birthday Wednesday, December 21st from 5 - 8pm at:

L.A. DiGiacomo Funeral Home
1055 Southampton Road
Philadelphia PA 19116

All are welcome to an additional viewing at 9:30am & 11am Funeral Mass
Thursday, December 22nd at:

St. Ephrem Church
5400 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem PA 19020

Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery

Lisa's biggest concern was always the welfare of her 2 year old son Owen. Any contributions in Lisa's memory for Owen's care and education can be made directly through this blog or through:

Lisa Joan Haffner Memorial Fund
824 N. Pennock Street
Philadelphia PA 19130

Thank you for all your prayers and kind expressions of support,
The Haffner and Dorantes Families

In Loving Memory Of
Lisa Joan Haffner Dorantes
December 21, 1974 - December 15, 2016


  1. I will miss Lisa. May her soul rest in eternal peace...

  2. She has fought the good fight, She has finished the race, Little Lisa Lollipop has kept the faith. 2Tim 4:7

    Blue Skies Lisa

    MSgt Francis Michael Linardo (Ret.)
    United States Air Force
    (Frank's Place)

  3. Lisa was THE nurse I remember vividly who helped our daughter, Olivia, during her first few rounds of chemo at CHOP as our lives were turning upside down. Lisa was a presence. She emanated light. And I wanted to sit down and have a cup of tea with her and learn more, but I instead asked about her family. All ai remember is that she mentioned that she had a child in Heaven...and I vividly remember how she said it so eloquently. Little did I know that I would too need to know how to say that when I was asked how many children we have...following the passing of our Olivia. I reached out to Lisa to let her know how much of new impact she made on me. To thank her. From one mama heart to another. And now she reunites with her baby. And I hope our Olivia found her as well. What a gift Lisa's presence brought to so many. An angel on earth who I am incredible grateful to have known.

    And one of my favorite moments was when she put tape on that darn beeping IV pole so we could sleep!

    Cheers to you, my friend. We didn't need to know each other long or well to make one incredible impact in a brief interaction. A life lesson.

    With much love to Lisa's family and friends,