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 Earl Frederick Heffernan, Sr

Earl Frederick Heffernan, Sr

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Death 28 Oct 2012 (aged 88)
Burial Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100001866 · View Source
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Earl Frederick Heffernan Sr., 88 World War II Veteran Earl Frederick Heffernan Sr., 88, passed away Sunday October 28, 2012.
He was born July 19, 1924 to Carrie and George Heffernan. Earl worked at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on the USS New Jersey. He entered the Army in 1943 during World War ll and served for two and a half years in the 157th Combat Corps of Engineers.
He landed in Normandy on D-Day. He took part in The Battle of the Bulge and fought his way through Germany, Alsace-Lorraine and Austria. He met and married a young lady from New York, Mary "Norma" (nee de Nobrega) on February 18, 1950. Earl played minor league baseball and was very involved with the community; coaching Holy Cross boy's baseball and helping with church fundraising.
He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Earl attended Widener University at night and earned his Bachelor's Degree while working at Westinghouse. He worked at Westinghouse for more than 40 years eventually becoming plant manager. Pre-deceased by his daughter Susan Heffernan; his brothers Charles, George, William and Frederick; his brothers-in-law William Murphy and Philip de Nobrega.
Survivors: Earl leaves behind his wife Norma; children Earl Jr/, (Charlene) Heffernan, James (Cheryl) Heffernan, MaryAnne (Ted) Davidson and Linda Amato; his grandchildren Christine, Sheryl, Lucas, James, Jr., Carrie, Christopher, Jessica, Samantha, Laura, Lauren, Amy and Melissa; his great-grandchildren Ethan, Aidan, Ella, Mason, Paxton and Dante; his sisters Elizabeth Murphy, Marie (John) Hannelly, Sandra Suld and Fran Heffernan; his sister-in-law Anita de Nobrega (John Miele); his brother-in-law Carl de Nobrega (Eileen); numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing: Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday 6:30 PM and Friday 9 AM O'Leary Funeral Home, 640 E. Springfield Rd., Springfield, PA 19064. Funeral Mass Friday November 2, 2012 10 AM Holy Cross Church, Springfield, PA. Interment Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery Contributions: Lebanon VA Medical Center, VISOR Program, Voluntary Service (10V), 1700 S. Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042


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  • Created by: Debbie
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100001866
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Frederick Heffernan, Sr (19 Jul 1924–28 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100001866, citing Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Debbie (contributor 46953551) .