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Fr Enda Heffernan

  • Birth 17 Mar 1932 Cork, County Cork, Ireland
  • Death 25 Apr 2001 California, USA
  • Burial Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 113699378

Fr. Enda Heffernan, O.F.M. Cap. born on March 17, (St. Patrick's Day), 1932 in Turner's Cross, Cork City, Ireland was the son of John Heffernan and Margaret Morey. He was the loving brother of Mrs. Eileen Stoker, Miss Marie Heffernan, Br. Adrian Heffernan, FSC, Mr. Phil Burns, Mr. George Heffernan and Mrs. Veronica O'Sullivan and the late Fr. Roderick Heffernan, O.F.M. Cap.

Fr. Enda was a Capuchin Franciscan friar for 52 years. He was ordained a priest on May 30, 1957. He was a parish priest in St. Mary's Church in Ukiah, CA. He was a teacher and Dean at St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA. He was Pastor at Our Lady of Angeles Church in Burlingame, CA. He was Vice Provincial of the Vice Province of the Irish Province of St. Patrick. He was the first Provincial of Our Lady of Angeles Province. He was Postulant Director at San Buenaventura Friary in San Francisco, CA. He was Novice Master and Guardian at San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez, CA.

He dedicated his last years to retreat ministry while living at St. Francis Friary in Burlingame, CA. Fr. Eda was a man of great dedication and great compassion. He touched many lives and ended his days in great peace from a sense of tremendous satisfaction at what God had accomplished through His humble instrument. He died at the age of 69.

Funeral services: Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Angeles Church in Burlingame, CA. on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Old Mission Santa Ines of Solvang, CA on Friday, May 4, 2001 at 12 noon. Interment will immediately follow at San Lorenzo Seminary in Santa Ynez, CA.

Written by Crosby-N. Gray & Co. 2001


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  • Created by: Julie
  • Added: 12 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113699378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fr Enda Heffernan (17 Mar 1932–25 Apr 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113699378, citing Capuchin Cemetery, Santa Ynez, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Julie (contributor 47423887) .