Kathryn Heffernan Obituary – MA

Kathryn A. HeffernanTownsend special education teacher; 57 TOWNSEND Kathryn Ann (Warzocha) Heffernan, 57, Townsend, died Wednesday, August 5, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, NH, following an illness. Heffernan was born in Meriden, Connecticut, a daughter of the late Andrew C. Warzocha and her mother, Flora J. (Masoni) Warzocha, and has lived in Townsend for the past 29 years. Heffernan is survived by her mother of Wallingford, CT; her husband of 35 years, Robert E. Heffernan of Townsend; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Brian C. and Ginny Heffernan of HuntingdonValley, PA, Mark A. Heffernan of Saratoga Springs, NY, David E. and Marissa Heffernan of Lunenburg; a daughter, Sara B. Heffernan of Acton; two brothers, Donald C. Warzocha of Apopka, Florida, Kenneth J. Warzocha of Pittsford, New York; three grandchildren: Maura Rose, Mary Kathryn, Lucy Ann, Jack Andrew; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Heffernan had worked as a special education teacher for the City of Townsend at Squanacook Elementary School for eleven years. Heffernan was a graduate of Boston College. She received her master’s degree from Fitchburg State College in 1994. Kathy had a keen interest in dance and was an avid reader. One of her greatest passions was music, playing piano, flute and piccolo throughout school, including the Boston College Band. Heffernan also enjoyed sewing, crafting, quilting, planting flowers and doing yard work. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and the holidays they could spend together.HEFFERNAN A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 10 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Of The Lake Church, 1400 Main Street, Leominster. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Townsend. Visiting hours are Sunday, August 9 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the TJ Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 250 Main Street, Townsend. See www.andersonfuneral.com for more information. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kathy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.