Mr. Heffernan was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Marion Thomas Heffernan and the late Nathaniel Heffernan. He was a U.S. Navy veteran with over 41 years service and was retired from Digital Equipment Corporation as an IT engineer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia VanWagenen of Acworth; children, Daniel Heffernan of Canton, and Adam Heffernan of Monroe; grandchildren, Joshua, Lucas and Jackson; stepdaughter, Laurie Johansen of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; stepgrandchildren, Paige Johansen of Centereach, N.Y., Cassandra Johansen and Erik Johansen, both of Port Jefferson, N.Y.; his mother, Marion Heffernan of Amityville, N.Y.; brother, Wayne Heffernan of Massapequa, N.Y., also survives.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Owen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla., at a later date.
The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at Owen Funeral Home.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave condolences for the family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive S.E., Cartersville, has charge of the funeral arrangements.