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October 3, 2012

Robert J. Heffernan

The Daily Star

---- — Robert J. Heffernan

FRANKLIN _ Robert J. Heffernan, 69, of Franklin passed away on Oct. 1, 2012, after a very brief battle with cancer, with his family and dog, Max, by his side.

He was born Sept. 16, 1943, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of the late Harry M. and the late Florence M. (Gunner) Heffernan.

He married Nancy Johns on Oct. 28, 1967, in St. Andrew’s Church, Westwood, N.J.

He graduated from Queen of Peace School and Roberts Technical Institute. He had been employed by Dellwood Foods and then retired from Countryside Care Nursing Home.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Robert Jr.; daughter, Kate; and beloved grandson, Darren. His sister, Patricia and Robert Klepacki of Brownwood, Texas; and his brother, Jack and Linda Heffernan of Ridgefield Park, N.J., also survive. He is also survived by eight nephews and one niece.

He was predeceased by his parents; his in-laws, Robert and Joan Johns; and his brother-in-law, Robert Johns III.

At his request there will be no service or calling hours and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Special thanks to Dr. Matsuo, his office staff and Catskill Area Hospice for their compassionate and professional care.

Donations, in lieu of flowers to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 in his memory.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.