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Peter Joseph Heffernan

September 24, 1940 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 80)


Peter Joseph Heffernan, 80, of Palmyra, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 2nd, 2020 at his home.
He was born on September 24th, 1940 in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Raymond Sr. and Dorothy Heffernan of New York; and preceded in death by his sister Dorothy Barnum of Florida.
Peter was a loving and devoted husband to his late wife Margaret, father to his children and step-children, and grandfather to his numerous grandchildren.  He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra where he was active in the Knights of Columbus, rising to the level of Fourth Degree Knight.  A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was an avid bowler and spent over 20 years teaching the sport through Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville.  In addition to bowling, Peter could be found working on numerous home projects, running his small business M&P Home Repair as well as taking Lucky on walks throughout the day.
Survivors include his brother Raymond “Buddy” Heffernan of Florida, his sons Frank Heffernan (wife Maureen) of Pennsylvania and Peter Heffernan Jr. (wife Donna) of Florida; his daughter Annrose Virelles (husband Steve) of Florida; his step-daughter Annie Floyd (husband Chuck) of Louisa; step-sons Joey (wife Brenda) of Haymarket and Michael McGinley of Louisa; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; his beloved dog Lucky; and a number of other extended family members and friends.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra by Father David Ssentamu.
The family will receive friends at 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
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November 4, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home
138 Heritage Drive
Palmyra, VA 22963

Funeral Mass
November 5, 2020

11:00 AM
Saint's Peter and Paul Catholic Church
4309 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Palmyra, VA 22963

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