Thomas D. Heffron

November 2, 2006

U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

HEFFRON- In Woburn, suddenly, November 2nd, Thomas D., beloved husband of Claire A. (Lacey) Heffron. Devoted father of Paul Heffron of Virginia, Richard J. Heffron and his wife Donna H of Billerica, Gerard T. Heffron of Boxboro, Scott D. Heffron of Arlington and the late Stephen G. Heffron. Dear brother of Robert F. Heffron of Woburn and the late Leo Heffron and Donald MacNeil. Loving grandfather of Richard Heffron of Billerica, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, Nov.,6th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Sunday 2 to 6 p.m Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Heffron’s memory to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen Street, Framingham,MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Thomas D. Heffron, a longtime resident of Woburn, passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon, November 2nd, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. The beloved husband of Claire A. (Lacey) Heffron, he was eighty four years of age. Born in Pittsfield , he was the son of the late Thomas and Catherine Heffron – MacNeil . He moved to Belmont at an early age where he was raised and educated, graduating from Belmont High School, Class of 1940. Following high school, he entered the US Army where he served as an aircraft radio repairman during WWII, participating in the Western Pacific – Ryukyus and Asiatic Pacific Theater.

After completing his military duty, he returned to employment in Watertown, where he met his wife Claire. After their marriage, they settled in Belmont where they started a family. In 1954 they moved to the West Side of Woburn, where they have since made their home and raised their children. Prior to 1954, Mr. Heffron had become a member of the Pipe Fitters Union and worked as a pipe fitter for over thirty-five years until his retirement in the late eighties. During his career , he worked on the Sydney Farber and Dana Farber Cancer Institute Buildings and was an integral part of the T. G. Gallagher Co. in Somerville.

A devoted father, Mr. Heffron was closely involved with his five son’s sporting activities in baseball, hockey and basketball pursuits. He shared his love of fishing and camping with them at an early age and continued to do so throughout his life. During the summer months the family vacationed in Marshfield where they created many happy memories. One of their fondest memories came about as a result of the total remodeling of the entire home starting from the outside walls, by Mr. Heffron and his sons. He most enjoyed spending time at home with his wife and in later years, whenever they family gathered together they loved playing board games.

Mr. Heffron was a longtime member of the Pipe Fitters Union #537.

Mr. Heffron was predeceased by his oldest son Stephen and his brothers Leo Heffron and Donald MacNeil.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of fifty- five years, Claire, his sons Paul Heffron of Virginia, Richard J. Heffron and his wife Donna of Billerica, Gerard T. Heffron of Boxboro, Scott D. Heffron of Arlington, his brother Robert F. Heffron of Woburn, his grandson, Richard Heffron of Billerica and many loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Monday, November 6th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Mr. Heffron’s memory to the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

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