February 08, 2021
Engelbert Humperdinck shared that his wife Patricia Healy had passed away after struggling with COVID-19 and Alzheimer's at 85.
The singer Engelbert Humperdinck announced on his Facebook page that his wife Patricia Healy had passed away at 85 after struggling with COVID-19 and Alzheimer's.
Engelbert wrote a heartfelt message on his Facebook page and shared that his family was utterly heartbroken about Healy's death.
He shared that she had slipped away softly and that the last rites had been said just before their regular prayer session at 8:00 pm, which their nephew, Father Paul, performed.
The singer shared that she had been surrounded by their four children, Louise, Jason, Brad, and Scott, at the time of her death and that her caregivers had made the transition easier for the family. He wrote:
"She was surrounded by our children, Louise, Jason, Brad, with Scott on FaceTime. Her longtime caregivers lovingly helped make her transition easier on us all."
He wrote that she was no longer held down by her "earthly limitations" and could now run freely in the glorious gardens of heaven and reunite with other late loved ones.
The family had prayed together and blessed her with the waters from Lourdes as she passed away. Engelbert wrote that her heart was filled with generous prayers from all around the world.
He said earlier in the year via Twitter that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID.
Engelbert made sure to thank those who reached out during her final days and that sent their energy, love, and words of deep connection to God.
Healey's husband wrote that she was brave during her battle with Alzheimer's from the very beginning and had never resisted any treatment they had tried, as he wrote:
"Patricia['s] battle with Alzheimer’s was brave from the very beginning. She never resisted as we tried to leave no stone unturned."
He said earlier in the year via Twitter that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID, which made it hard for her to receive treatment and see doctors for her Alzheimer's, which she's had for over ten years.
Engelbert shared a video to his Instagram and asked others to pray for himself and his wife and their carers while they went through this challenging time.
Healy had been a successful actress during her career and was in films such as "R3" in 1964, "The White Bus" in 1967, and "Wuthering Heights" in 1978.
She is survived and will be missed deeply by her four children, the couple's eight grandchildren, and her loving and devoted husband, Engelbert.