Robert J. ‘Bob’ Heffron

November 11, 2015

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Heffron
U.S. Veteran

US Army

World War II Veteran

ROBERT J. HEFFRON- of Woburn, Wednesday November 11th. Beloved husband of the late Eilleen M. (Kearns) Heffron. Devoted father of David J. Heffron and his wife Nancy of Woburn, Peter J. Heffron of Burlington, Mark J. Heffron and his wife Linda of Woburn, Timothy R. Heffron and his wife Carolyn of Methuen, and Mary Lou Hess and her husband Peter of Merrimac, as well as the late Neil F. Heffron. Dear brother of the late Thomas and Leo Heffron, and Donald MacNeil. Cherished grandfather of Jeremiah R, Sarah J, Rebecca A, and Abby and great grandfather of Jacob, Nina, Gavin, and Elle. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10am. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Robert’s name to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

OBITUARY:

Robert J. “Bob” Heffron passed away at his home Wednesday, November 11th, amongst his beloved family. The dear husband of the late Eileen M. (Kearns) Heffron, he was eighty eight years of age.

Born in Lawrence, he was son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Curry) Heffron. Raised and educated in Belmont graduating with the Class of 1945. Upon completion of high school, Bob enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving our country during World War II. Returning from the War, Bob went on to Burdett College, receiving an Associates Degree in Business.

In 1951 Bob married his long time sweetheart Eileen Kearns, to whom he was devoted to for close to fifty years.

They moved to the West Side of Woburn shortly after their marriage and here they remained. They brought six children into the world to whom they were totally devoted.Bob worked for Refrigerated Food Express for most of his professional career, having retired in 1995 as Vice President of the Company.

Throughout his life he and his wife so enjoyed doing things together. On the weekends with the children, traveling to their lakeside home in New Hampshire, where summertime fun was in abundance!! After all the children were educated and married this fun continued on in NH with the grandchildren boating, swimming, canoeing and entering into the “Heff Fest” zone. Cookouts in the back yard, family and friend gatherings inside and outside the home, Bob always enjoyed being the host with the most!

He and Eileen loved to travel throughout the years, particularly during their retirement. A day was never complete unless Bob had completed reading three newspapers daily. Always abreast and aware of not only his own community of Woburn, but the world that surrounded him, current events was important.

A very devout christian man Bob was a man of great faith, lived life to the fullest, each and every day, and always a kind word for all.

Bob was a member of Woburn Lodge of Elks, VFW, Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name Society.

In addition to his wife Eileen, Bob was also predeceased by his son Neil, brothers Thomas and Leo Heffron and Donald MacNeil.

He is lovingly survived by his children David J. Heffron and his wife Nancy of Woburn, Peter J. Heffron of Burlington, Mark J. Heffron and his wife Linda of Woburn, Timothy R. Heffron and his wife Carolyn of Methuen, and Mary Lou Hess and her husband Peter of Merrimac, his grandchildren Jeremiah R, Sarah J, Rebecca A, and Abby and his great grandchildren Jacob, Nina, Gavin, and Elle. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10am. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home, Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Robert’s name to The Home for Little Wanderers, 10 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

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  1. Mark and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences in the death of your dad. Mark’s many stories conveyed what a good man he was and he will be greatly missed. Eric Jones

  2. Mark and Family, please accept my deepest condolence regarding the loss of your beloved Father and distinguished Veteran. Bob Hooper

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